Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: April 10, 2017 through April 16, 2017

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Cressida by Edward Poynter via Wiki Commons

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ADJUSTING. PREPARING.

Monday, April 10, 2017:

Monday has the potential to be a relatively easygoing day even as we adjust to Mercury’s retrograde motion. With the Moon quietly moving through Libra, we will do what we can to create harmony in our environment.

Yes, indeed Venus and Mercury are both retrograde. Go with the flow. Focus on cleaning up aspects of your life (finances, partnerships, projects) that have been left on the back burner for too long.

If you have not done your Mercury Retrograde preparations yet, go back and read last Sunday’s post and complete that prep work now.

At 6:58 PM EDT, as the Libra Moon joins with Jupiter, your ability and interest in connecting with others cooperatively or romantically is strengthened. It may seem like a great idea to go out for dinner with a friend or partner. Make it an early dinner and go home alone!

At 9:55 PM EDT, the Moon squares obsessive Pluto exposing power dynamics that no one may know how to contend with. Remember, a transit of the Moon does not stick around and as long as you do not engage with the difficulty it will pass easily without incident. If something hard comes up, don’t take the bait.

 

 

LIBRA FULL MOON – ILLUMINATE LOVE

Tuesday, April 11, 2017:

While you slept (at 2:09 AM EDT), the Full Moon occurred at 21° Libra. Full Moons always amplify our energy. Are you excited? Anxious?

Did you do a ritual at the New Moon on March 27th? What seed did you plant at that time? How successful has its growth been?

What relationship dynamics are you seeing clearly? Tuesday is a day for clear illumination of your partnerships or what you bring to the table in partnership. Do you like what you see? Are you willing to look at the reality? What do you see that you were unable to see a mere two weeks ago?

At 7:32 AM EDT, anticipate a flash of clarity, allow yourself to see or experience something new. Look for excitement in your life and partnerships.

At 6:42 PM EDT, when the Moon enters penetrating Scorpio, you may be ready to deeply explore the power dynamics you got a glimpse of on Monday night. Now, with the Full Moon passed and the Moon in Scorpio, you are ready to look deeply and find profound truth and clear insight on issues of love, partnerships, and social interactions.

The Libra Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:19 PM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 6:42 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

 

HONOR YOUR PATH

Wednesday, April 12, 2017:

Erato, Muse of Poetry by Edward Poynter via Wiki Commons

Wednesday should prove to be a deeply private and emotional day. The astrological movement in the heavens is unassuming in its power. The Moon moves through the powerful intense waters of Scorpio suggesting a need for privacy and depth.

With the opposition from the Scorpio Moon to perceptive Mercury in the very early morning hours, you may notice yourself awakening from profound and curious dreams. Ask yourself what thoughts and assumptions are being challenged by those dreams? Can you bring a deep contemplation from your dreams into the day?

Unless you are with your closest intimate partners, you will probably want to spend the day alone exploring the internal depths of your soul.

At 8:49 PM EDT, when the intense Scorpio Moon forms a lovely trine aspect to dreamy Neptune allow yourself to float in mystical, transcendent space. This could allow for a very profound meditation session or you could find yourself deeply moved by music, poetry, or film.

Powerful, transformative sexual connections are also possible; no simple play. You will reach into the deepest landscapes of your connection. Honor your shared or separate path.

 

 

PREPARE TO MANAGE INTENSITY

Thursday, April 13, 2017:

Thursday begins with a sextile from the mysterious Scorpio Moon to powerful Pluto in Capricorn. At 9:08 AM EDT, your emotions will be deeply engaged in sensitivity as your awareness deepens. Allow yourself to rest in a space of emotional connection, depth, and empowerment throughout the morning.

As the day progresses, you can feel the powerful aspect of the Sun and Uranus conjunction building. It is not exact until Friday morning at 1:30 AM EDT, but it will be clearly felt throughout much of today. It may be difficult to sleep on Thursday night with the increased buildup of excitement, intensity, and nervous energy. Try to get some serious exercise on Thursday evening, follow that with a hot bath, a cup of tea, and quiet preparation for bedtime. It may help enable sleep; it may not.

We will talk more about this aspect in Friday’s post. For Thursday, it is best to simply remain aware of the energy and do what you can to keep intense emotions at bay. Turn off the TV and computer as early in the evening as possible. Do not engage in conversations that may trigger old patterns and agitations. Drink your Sleepy Time tea and prepare to manage this more fully on Friday.

Don’t forget this energy is not automatically a negative. It can show up as excitement and epiphanies just as easily as unsettled anxiety.

 

 

PREPARE YOURSELF TO BE AMAZED

Friday, April 14, 2017:

Friday brings the full force of the conjunction between the determined Aries Sun and revolutionary planet of Uranus, also in Aries. This is the beginning of a one-year cycle of intensification of core energies. If you know where 24° Aries falls in your chart, look for surprises and unexpected revelations in this area of your life.

Along with the awareness in your own life, watch the outer world for surprises and shocking changes in the greater culture. This could be a day of great excitement or great stress.

Think of this aspect like you think of the beginning of a lunar cycle, the New Moon. It is time to plant a seed.  In this case, you will want to plant a seed that will help you move into your most inspired, independent, and original self.

At 6:27 AM EDT, the Moon enters Sagittarius encouraging expansive, philosophical clarity to our thoughts.

This is a powerful day. Don’t waste it on mundane activities and certainly don’t turn on the television. Choose your activities and comrades consciously. Bring your conversations to the highest level of your understanding. Prepare yourself to be amazed!

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 12:18 AM EDT until 6:27 AM EDT when she enters Sagittarius. 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.

 

Phyllis and Demophoon fragment by Sir Edward Burne-Jones via Wiki Commons

 

CELEBRATING LOVELY VENUS

Saturday, April 15, 2017:

Saturday is a day to celebrate! Romantic, beautiful Venus turns direct at 6:18 AM EDT after having been retrograde since March 4th.

What have you learned over the past six weeks that will help you to step into the future with deeper clarity around issues of love, partnership, beauty, finances, and material possessions? If you have done the work of reevaluating these issues, the choices you need to make will become clear over the coming days.

It is time to step forward into a future that is truly aligned with the direction of your deepest soul growth. Don’t make any of these decisions immediately; give Venus a few days to get up to speed.

The Moon is in adventure seeking Sagittarius forming a square to dreamy Neptune in the morning hours. This is a slow day to get going.

Saturday morning try to allow yourself to rest and dream of imaginative and inspirational and adventures.

At 5:16 PM EDT, the optimistic Sagittarius Moon forms a lovely sextile to idealistic Jupiter offering you the opportunity to expand your world-view and see more than you have seen! This would be a lovely evening for a road trip out of town. Make it a point of having an experience outside of your ordinary life.

Don’t follow the “usual” Saturday night plans; go out with new friends, experience new things, go to new places. Have a celebration!

 

 

AN EVENING FOR LOVE

Sunday, April 16, 2017:

The early part of Sunday should bring with it positive and exciting changes. Be on the lookout for unusual surprises and revelations. Plan an upcoming trip or find people with exciting perspectives on topics that are of great interest to you.

Later on Sunday afternoon, when the Sagittarius Moon joins with restrictive Saturn at 2:27 PM EDT, you may feel a bit like you’ve being hit over the head with unwelcome reality. Head home and settle in for a serious afternoon of work or effort of some sort. Begin to anticipate the week ahead.

At 7:05 PM EDT, the Moon enters disciplined Capricorn and you are ready to prepare for the work that is coming up this week. Our week will start with an attitude of serious ambition so get ready to put your shoulder to the grindstone for the next few days.

At 9:26 PM EDT, beautiful Venus forms a sextile aspect with assertive Mars providing the space for stable, sensual, mystical, and loving romantic connection. Show love; embrace love; enjoy.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:27 PM EDT until she enters Capricorn at 7:05 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.

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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 4, 2016 through April 10, 2016

Looking ahead at the week, I am first struck by the amount of Aries energy that is presented.  If you have stressful issues to deal with, conversations to have, or battles to win, take advantage of this time.

Waterpump Tower by Evgeniy Stasenko via Wiki Commons

Waterpump Tower by Evgeniy Stasenko via Wiki Commons

The week starts with the Sun, Uranus, and Mercury all in Aries.

On Tuesday, Venus joins the others, and several hours later, Mercury leaves Aries behind to bring us a touch of stability in Taurus.  First thing Wednesday morning, the Moon joins the crew in Aries as well.  Fiery days indeed!

As though that amount of Fire were not volatile enough, on Wednesday the Aries Sun forms a stressful square aspect to Pluto, the planet of destruction and transformation.

Three days later on Saturday, the Sun conjuncts Uranus at 20° Aries.  Issues of power dynamics and revolution are in the air.

Thursday brings a New Moon forming close aspects to both Uranus and Pluto.  This suggests a very powerful time to plant a seed of assertiveness, courage and rapid growth.

On Tuesday, the Pisces Moon is VOC* from 6:32 AM EDT until early Wednesday morning.  On Thursday, the Aries Moon is VOC* from 10:56 AM EDT until early Friday morning.  On Saturday, the Taurus Moon is VOC* from 5:49 AM EDT until early Sunday morning.  These are long VOC* periods.

So, what does it mean?  It has been awhile since we talked about VOC* Moon.

The period of time that the Moon is considered to be VOC* is the period of time between the last aspect the Moon makes in one sign and the time it enters the next.  These blocks of time are excellent for rest, recuperation, contemplation, and the effort of routine tasks.  These are not times to begin anything that you are hoping will have a specific outcome.

 

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INSPIRED IMAGINATION

Monday, April 4, 2016:

The week begins uneventfully and with little focus!  The Moon is in Pisces offering a dreamy glow to the corners of your mind.

Other than a blast of energy mid-afternoon as the Moon squares Mars, you are apt to be lacking in motivation.  Allow yourself to work with deep sensitivity and inspired imagination.  This is a great day for creativity and spiritual practice.

Resist any temptation to hit the bottle on Monday evening.  You won’t want to fog your thinking or slow down your reactions.  You are going to need your wits about you in the coming days.

 

TEST AND BUILD COURAGE

Tuesday, April 5, 2016:

Tuesday gets underway with decidedly more energy than was available on Monday.  At 12:09 PM EDT, the Aries Sun forms a trine aspect to Saturn suggesting the importance of bringing stability to the fiery enthusiasm we have felt building since the Sun entered Aries on March 20th.

At 12:50 PM EDT, Venus enters Aries bringing with it a powerful urge to step forward, test limits, and build courage.

At 7:09 PM EDT, Mercury leaves Aries behind to enter Taurus.  Consider that Mercury represents our thought processes, how and what we think about, and how we communicate.  With all these planets in Aries, it is great to see Mercury moving into the steady space of Taurus.

This will greatly assist you in maintaining composure, keeping calm, and focusing on creating stability and beauty rather than the tendency of Aries to blast forward with passion and aggression.  The push that the planets in Aries provide is deeply supported by the stable thought processes that Mercury in Taurus brings.

 

Katayama Bokuyo - Mori (Forest) via Wikicommons

Katayama Bokuyo – Mori (Forest) via Wikicommons

POWERFUL ACTION

Wednesday, April 6, 2016:

Wednesday presents of a day of extremely powerful and dynamic energy.  If there is something in your life that you are having a difficult time taking action on, perhaps this is the day to do so.  You can find within yourself dynamic courage, assertiveness, and drive.  You may also find impatience, impulsiveness, and the tendency to be short tempered and harsh.

At 4:12 PM EDT, when the Sun squares Pluto maintain full awareness of how you and those around you use this energy.  Be careful, remain aware, take full responsibility, and give yourself and others the benefit of the doubt.

In early January of 2016, the Sun conjunct Pluto.  This began a cycle of empowerment or a cycle of destruction in order to make space for newly developing empowerment.  Whatever began at that time, it now requires a particular action to be taken in order to move forward.

What action can you take now that will bring about the transformation that is required in your life?  This cycle holds incredible power.  The action you take now will bring powerful results in mid-July.

 

NEW BEGINNINGS REQUIRE MAJOR CHANGE

Thursday, April 7, 2016:

Thursday brings us to a powerhouse of a day.  At 7:24 AM EDT, we come to the New Moon at 18° Aries.  This begins a new lunar cycle.  With this powerful energy, you can push forward any agenda you passionately desire.

The New Moon itself actually falls between a square aspect she forms to Pluto at 6:25 AM EDT and a conjunction she forms to Uranus at 10:56 AM EDT.  This brings the energy of destruction, transformation, and revolution to the forefront of our experience.

Is there something in your life that requires a major change that can only happen when you stop fighting the process?

Each New Moon is a time of beginnings; do not underestimate the significance of what you chose to begin at this time, or what is thrust upon you by circumstance or design.  Focus on the area of your life that you know requires change.

It may seem a bit silly but creating a New Moon ritual can be very powerful. It can also be very simple.  Take a moment to write down what you wish to begin or create in the coming month.  What do you want to see increase over the coming months? Have two candles available for your ritual.  Light the first candle to represent yourself, just as you are today.  Light the second candle as an aspiration of what you want to create.  Each day, take a moment to focus on yourself as you light the first candle.  As you light the second candle, focus on drawing to you what you want more of 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.

 

SEEK SIMPLE PLEASURES

Friday, April 8, 2016:

The Moon’s entry into Taurus early Friday morning encourages you to slow down and allow the new beginnings of Thursday’s New Moon to take hold.  Any projects you tackle on Friday may not move forward quickly but are likely to build steadily over time.  Remind yourself that there is no hurry.

Focus on enjoying a quiet evening of pleasure seeking.  Allow yourself to pursue pleasure and enjoyment of a sensual nature.  Seek simple comforts, a good meal, soothing music, touch and physical comfort.

Don’t complicate this day with drama or too much activity.  Allow slow steadfast simplicity.

Fire 1112 by Jordi Feliu via Wiki Commons

Fire 1112 by Jordi Feliu via Wiki Commons

OPEN TO YOUR MOST AUTHENTIC SELF

Saturday, April 9, 2016:

Saturday may bring a second step to the intensity that you managed on Wednesday, perhaps the 2nd shoe will fall or the next chapter opens.

However it shows up, the energy of Saturday certainly shatters the calm of Friday!  Yes, the Moon is still in Taurus.  However, even that solid Taurus energy is no match for the intensity and impulsiveness of the Sun conjunct Uranus.

Keep your eyes open for unexpected, unconventional, or even defiant situations or energies this weekend.  Expect the unexpected.

If you feel depressed, ask yourself what you are avoiding.  You do know the answer to this one.

Where is the revolution in your own life?  What necessary changes are you avoiding that is causing anxiety and agitation?  Make the necessary changes in order for anxiety to shift to excitement.  This is not the weekend to stick with the status quo or to maintain a conventional stance in your life.

This is a new annual cycle of becoming more authentic and in tune with your deepest truest self.

 

CONVERSATION AND SELF-CARE

Sunday, April 10, 2016:

Sunday will not bring the stability we would like following the powerfully shifting tides of this week.  It is going to take at least a few days to assimilate the changes

By the time you wake up on Sunday, the Moon is in Gemini.  Anticipate and prepare to converse openly about the changes you see brewing in your life.  There is no point in keeping secrets or not being open with those you love.  You will receive more understanding and support than you may expect.

At 4:05PM EDT, the Moon opposes Mars suggesting that you may encounter some resistance.  There is no need to butt heads about it.  We each have our own perspective; this is an opportunity to learn to respect the experience and beliefs of others.

At 7:59PM EDT, the Moon forms a square to Neptune.  Perhaps, you can sit in meditation before you close down for the night or you may prefer to pour an extra glass of wine and let yourself get lost in a movie.

Be easy on yourself. This is an evening for self-care.

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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 6, 2015 through April 12, 2015

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: April 6, 2015 through April 12, 2015

The end of last week and the beginning of this week are likely to offer some challenges. We still are in the midst of understanding the profound changes in our personal lives and the world around us.

As we work to make sense of our new lives, there is the added challenge of trying to understand where others are in their life changes, and how these changes impact our relationships.

We have encountered profound shifts in ourselves but also the people we love, live and work with seem to be on a very different path as well. Just when we might be comforted to have the familiarity of old friends and loved ones, we look around and they are no longer filling the roles in our lives that we have come to expect of them.

Have you found yourself engaging with a new social circle over the past 6 to 12 months? Go ahead and allow the new people in your life to take more space as the past is left behind and we move forward into our new life.

Summer by Pierre Auguste Renoir

Summer by Pierre Auguste Renoir

As we move through this week, our challenges and difficulties may subside. The later part of the week brings more ease, even as Jupiter turns direct on Wednesday! Jupiter is the planet of expansion and higher understanding. With its direct motion beginning this week, our learning and understanding move forward. Open your heart to the new direction, the new path you find yourself on; there is no going back. Find joy exactly in the place you find yourself.

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Monday, April 6, 2015:

You’re probably beginning this Monday morning with a certain amount of anxiety or excitement. The powerful energies of ongoing change continue their pressure upon us. A good deal may have shifted over the weekend with the lunar eclipse, the full Libra Moon, and the Sun squaring Pluto.

The pressure continues on Monday as the Sun joins up with Uranus at 10:07 AM EDT. This suggests the beginning of a year-long cycle of innovation; related to the cycle and relationship between the Sun and Uranus!

What did you start a year ago that is now coming to an end? What innovation or humanitarian effort do you need to begin now? If you have been doing the work necessary, I hope you are able, at this point, to trade in your fearful anxiety for anticipation and excitement. The transformation of our life and our world is in process; there is no turning back.

Remain focused, mindful, and clear; within the context of this anxiety, embrace the excitement. If you are struggling with fear or anxiety, don’t attempt to escape. Try to relax into it and learn from the intensity.

Imagine the best places your life may be taking you. It is best to open your heart fully, allow the softening of fear and anxiety to teach you the best steps forward.

At 9:25 AM EDT, Mercury trine Jupiter and we flow with the positive expansion of our minds and our conversations with others. Monday will be a powerful day, no doubt about it.

Today is a day to have conversations that need to be had and open the doors that need to be opened. Hold steady with mindfulness to embrace the response you receive from others. Accept where you find yourself with a joyful heart.

 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015:

Tuesday’s Scorpio Moon asks us to embrace the depth of our feeling nature even as we embrace these deep ongoing changes. On Tuesday, Mercury squares Pluto and on Wednesday, Mercury will conjunct Uranus.

The cycle between Mercury and Pluto which began in late December 2014 comes to the first quarter square on Tuesday. We keep coming back to these particular dates and considering what we began then. In late December, there was intensification of our thought process or a deepening commitment.

Now, it is significant to consider where the Mercury Pluto cycle brought us and what action we can take now. There may be a communication that is important to put on the table at this time. It could be a speech you need to give, a paper to write, or a line of thinking to actively process.

I would suggest a modicum of caution in your words. With a square between Mercury and Pluto, do not use your words thoughtlessly. Pay attention to what you say, pay attention to the responses you get from others, and don’t jump to conclusions about what you hear.

Your mind can take you in very deep profound areas or very profoundly frightening areas. Never fight against a Pluto transit, make a choice early in the day of how you want to work with your mind in a deeply profound way or in an area of deep understanding and awareness.

Pandora opening her box, artist unknown.

Pandora opening her box, artist unknown.

At 4:42 PM EDT, the Moon goes VOC* until she enters Sagittarius Wednesday morning at 1:08 AM EDT.

 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015:

We wake up Wednesday morning with the Moon in Sagittarius and our energy is immediately uplifted. Our good morning from Sagittarius encourages us to look at the wider perspective of the world. Consider the difference in perspective that people in other cultures have. This is a great time to simply be aware of the differences in how we think, process information, and attempt to bring understanding to the table.

At 8:19 AM EDT, Mercury conjunct Uranus and surprising or unusual information may come to light. Depending on your own personal chart, this could be a wonderful day or deeply stressful. This brings us to the beginning of a cycle of innovative thought.

Are you beginning a new understanding of your mind or a new understanding of how to communicate in a more helpful and interesting manner?

Shortly before midnight, Jupiter, which has been retrograde since December 8, 2014, turns direct. This provides a forward motion in some expansive area of your life. I think here in Vermont it provides the push for the final arrival of Spring! I think of Jupiter as a place where we feel rewarded. After the long cold Winter, we certainly need to push forward with the reward of Spring.

 

Thursday, April 9, 2015:

As we head into the later part of the week, we come to Thursday which looks like a lovely day. The Moon in Sagittarius brings our thoughts into uncharted territory. We want to explore a new way of viewing the world. This would be a great day to spend getting to know folks who live a very different cultural or lifestyle than your own.

It is a great day to look for a new perspective. Everyone has an image of the centaur (half man /half horse) for Sagittarius. I like to think that the symbol for Sagittarius is not the centaurs themselves but the arrows that the centaurs release into the air!

Think about the perspective from that arrow and that is the perspective of Sagittarius. That is the perspective to seek on Thursday.

Take a few hours today to explore your ideas for future travel or education. Do you have children reaching the age of contemplating higher education? This would be a great day to get them excited about the prospects of their future! Dream big!

The Moon is VOC* following a trine to the Sun at 1:42 PM EDT; she will enter Capricorn on Friday morning.

Just before midnight, the Sun and Mercury connect at 19° Aries. This begins a new cycle of invigorating our intellect, and our way of thinking.

 

Friday, April 10, 2015:

Friday morning, the Moon enters Capricorn at 8:47 AM EDT. This moves us into a somewhat conflicted but serious weekend. Perhaps, you have a lot of work to do or you are feeling more ambitious then you have all week.

Maybe you can finally get some work done! Even as a part of you moves in this direction, there is a great deal of fire energy to be managed.

We would probably do well to spend the evening on our own, accomplishing our personal work without the distraction of social activities. In general, this is not going to be a great weekend for socialization. There just seems to be a damper on us even if we desire the socialization.

Much better use of this energy is to determine what it is you want to accomplish and plan the day around that. Don’t look for shared activities. Solitary activities will result in more accomplishment and you will end the day feeling great about yourself.

 

Beach and Two Houses by Maurice Brazil Prendergast

Beach and Two Houses by Maurice Brazil Prendergast

Saturday, April 11, 2015:

In the midst of this somewhat solitary hard-working weekend, we have Venus moving into Gemini at 11:28 AM EDT. Suddenly, the steadfastness of our desires shifts and we desire more activity and are curious about new options and possibilities. As Venus enters Gemini (an Air sign), she adds a spark to the five planets currently in Fire signs.

We know there is still solitary work to do and yet the pull toward fun and activity may very well get the best of us on Saturday.

I don’t know about you but for me I suspect this is going to be about the crunch time right before taxes are due on April 15th. Do your best to get those taxes completed on Friday and Saturday before 11:28 AM EDT.

Saturday afternoon, you may be tempted to take the kayak down the river, go for a vigorous hike, or get out for some last-minute Spring skiing! Don’t let the conflicting energies get to you; allow space for both the solitary ambition and powerful physical activity. Balance these two for the weekend.

 

Sunday, April 12, 2015:

Sunday morning begins with the Moon still in Capricorn. If you’re still working on your taxes, get them done this morning because by afternoon you’re not going to want to be bothered with any of that!

At 1:22 PM EDT, Mars sextile Neptune; think back to the beginning of this cycle that started on January 19 of this year. On Sunday, we are reminded of the dream that began at that time.

Consider where that process is moving now. Investigate what the next steps may be to bring this dream forward. Time alone in this contemplation could be very beneficial to the outcome.

The Moon is VOC following a square to Mercury at 4:15 AM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 1:44 PM EDT. Sunday afternoon and evening would be great to shake off the challenges of the early part of the weekend. Gather with like-minded friends, enjoy conversations that stretch your mind. Shake off the dust and enjoy the evening!

 

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This week: The VOC* Moon!

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Scorpio) following and opposition to Venus at 4:42 PM EDT until she enters Sagittarius on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 1:08 AM EDT.

Thursday, April 9, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Sagittarius) following a trine to the Sun at 1:42 PM EDT until she enters Capricorn on Friday, April 10 2015 at 8:47 AM EDT.

Sunday, April 12, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Capricorn) following a square to Mercury at 4:15 AM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 1:44 PM EDT.

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

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

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: March 30, 2015 through April 5, 2015

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: March 30, 2015 through April 5, 2015

The beginning of the week brings much lovely and powerful energy our way as mid-week we move into a new month.

The upcoming shift of Mercury and Mars creates a push/pull dynamic to our lives. Our thinking heats up and moves more quickly and, yet, our actions slow down and become more determined and focused.

On Monday, Mercury, the planet of communication, leaves the imaginative but foggy space of Pisces behind to enter Aries. This fiery energy makes our thinking hot and fast. We may be surprised at the direct, assertive edge our thinking and conversations take on. Venus trine Pluto brings our attention to understanding our responsibility towards the health of our relationships and finances. This has been a learning curve since December 2014.

Brunnhilde kisses the ring that Siegfried has left with her by Arthur Rackham

Brunnhilde kisses the ring that Siegfried has left with her by Arthur Rackham

On Tuesday, Mars leaves his home sign of Aries behind to enter the more stable arena of Taurus and our actions slow down, becoming more determined and focused.

The Moon is VOC* all day on Thursday, encouraging us to rest. Mercury trine Saturn brings our thoughts to serious issues , significant understandings, and/or important communications. The Sun trine Jupiter offers us an open window on generosity and pleasure. Thursday looks like a wonderful day.

Saturday brings us the Full Moon in Libra, which the Moon opposition to the Sun, offering clarity on something that has been brought to your attention over the past two weeks.

At the end of the weekend, the Sun squares Pluto reminding us that we still have a great deal of work to do in order to assimilate the profound changes that have occurred in our lives and in the world since the summer of 2012. Sunday brings us face-to-face with empowerment or overwhelm. Remember to breathe.

Since the final square between Uranus and Pluto earlier this month, we all want to put the past 2 1/2 years behind us and have a fresh start. It is natural to desire an end to the intensity but we must not underestimate the importance of the assimilation process that we are now beginning. There is power in the transformation and we are now beginning the process of securing an inner peace with where we find ourselves.

If you are ready to understand this process in your own life; contact me for a consultation. We can explore what the changes mean in the wider context of your life and help you determine your path forward.

 

Monday, March 30, 2015:

Monday starts with the Moon in Leo making a beautiful connection with the planet of expansion and generosity, Jupiter. This is a wonderful way to begin the week!

While we are still sleeping on Sunday night, Venus makes a lovely, free-flowing trine to Pluto. This is the extension of a cycle that began in late December 2014. That was the beginning of a cycle of empowering our values. This cycle may represent a love relationship or, more literally, it may refer to the development of financial security, or something else deeply valuable to you personally.

Think about late December, what were you consciously beginning to build upon? Was it a romantic or loving relationship, or was it more tangible such as money or “stuff” of value? Whatever began for you in December is now in a place of free flowing growth. It is clear where you are headed. It may feel as though nothing can slow you down. Your values are empowered and your empowerment comes through as beauty, value, and love.

Following a trine to Uranus at 9:57 AM EDT, the Moon is VOC* until she enters Virgo on Tuesday at 2:12 PM EDT.

Mercury, the planet that relates to our thinking and communications, enters Aries at 9:43 PM EDT. Over the coming days, you may notice that is easy to speak your mind, or that it is more difficult to be subtle in your communications. As you look around at your community and the world, you may see that things are being said more aggressively than they have been over the past weeks.

Those with a very sensitive nature may feel somewhat overwhelmed by the aggression surrounding conversations and communications in the outer world.

We would all do well to remember that many folks are sensitive to the kind of harsh or abrasive communications that Aries is fond of delivering. Try to be aware of others’ sensitivity and what they may need to feel safe.

All in all, this begins a powerful week of moving forward.

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015:

Tuesday begins with the Moon still VOC*. If at all possible, get a slow start on the day and keep an attitude of restfulness until the Moon enters Virgo at 2:12 PM EDT.

At 12:26 PM EDT, Mars leaves behind his own aggressive sign of Aries to enter the steadfast stubborn arena of Taurus. Mars is the planet of action; we may have noticed a lot of things moving very quickly and aggressively since Mars entered Aries on February 19th.

The ring upon thy hand - ah be implored! For Wotan fling it away! by Arthur Rackham

The ring upon thy hand – ah be implored! For Wotan fling it away! by Arthur Rackham

With the new Taurean energy, our push forward becomes more deliberate and steadfast. We have a renewed ability to take our time and show more patience. Following the Moon’s entrance into Virgo, we have an opportunity to accomplish a great deal. We are firmly grounded, steady, and pushing forward.

What can you accomplish on Tuesday afternoon? Look for a project that requires patience, precision, and perfectionism. Maybe you need to complete your taxes? Spring clean your house? Do not be in a hurry. Do maintain your focus. Put your attention in one place, on one thing, and push steadily in that direction.

If you begin this project at or around 2:15 PM EDT, you will be amazed at how much you can accomplish in the hours before you wrap up that project. Don’t be in a hurry to stop this work; go ahead and work into the night. You will be glad you did.

 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015:

Wednesday is very much an extension of Tuesday; once again offering the ability to work hard and get a lot accomplished. Wednesday is a day to move steadily in the direction you want to. What is the new dream you are working on? Plan, make calls, do the nitty, gritty work to move this project forward.

Don’t be in too much of a hurry to begin as the early morning hours may feel a bit dreamy or unfocused due to an opposition between the Moon and Neptune at 7:31 AM EDT. Neptune makes everything a bit dreamy but do not worry, the lack of focus will not last very long and you will be ready to move forward by mid-morning.

Once again, you may find yourself working late as the evening hours have great potential for productivity. Consider the purpose of the project that you are working on, the project that you are using this planetary energy to move forward. Make sure you are spending this energy in the most worthwhile manner.

If you are working toward something that is only of benefit to you, this would not be a good place to be putting your energies. This is a day to offer your services for the benefit of others. Within the context of your hard work today, consider how this moves others forward.

Kindness is often a misunderstood part of the Virgo archetype. Wednesday evening when the Virgo Moon trine Pluto, service and kindness to others will bring value to all of us.

 

Thursday, April 2, 2015:

Thursday, we have another full day with the moon VOC* in Virgo following a trine to Venus. Our desire for refinement and our attention on potential (our own and others) is highlighted.

At 8:20 AM EDT, Mercury trine Saturn bring our attention back to last November.
How have you been trying to stabilize your thinking and the way that your mind works? Did you start a new discipline of mind late last fall; meditation or a significant study? Was there something serious that consumed your mind at that time? Now, consider bringing your understanding of this matter to others. You have learned enough to teach.

The cycle between the Sun and Jupiter began in July of 2014; where was your life expanded in a powerful new way at that time?

Both of these cycles (Mercury &Saturn, Sun &Jupiter) bring us to the thought of sharing the wisdom that we have learned since the beginning of the cycles. You have learned much since last summer and you are being asked to share with open generosity. I hope you can pinpoint what this is in your life.

Remember, we teach best what we most need to learn. It is often difficult for us to understand how much we have to offer others. At this time, having gone through all that we have gone through over the past year, we have far more to teach and to share. Look inside; what have you learned that should be shared with others? Answer this question this week. Often, the value of your knowledge is hidden as it seems elementary or simple to you but it may be very helpful to someone else.

 

Friday, April 3, 2015:

By the time we are up on Friday morning, the Moon has entered Libra encouraging us to use diplomacy in all our interactions. This is a great time to spend with your closest loved ones as we are seeking pleasure and the sharing of beauty. Consider using this diplomatic energy to settle differences with people you may not be close to.

This is a very social Friday evening due to the Libran Moon. Don’t spend it home alone. If you have a partner, it may be a nice evening to spend at home, but do consider getting out amongst others. Seek beauty, seek pleasure, and enjoy friends. However, don’t stay up late on Friday night because Saturday morning is just too good to sleep through.

 

Moon tree by Paul Grand

Moon tree by Paul Grand

Saturday, April 4, 2015:

Saturday brings us an early-morning Full Moon in Libra. The Full Moon always encourages us to express ourselves fully, to open our eyes and look clearly at our situation from the perspective of our hearts and our minds.

With the Sun in Aries and the Moon in Libra, we must consider the ways in which our desire for partnership and love balances itself with our desire and need for autonomy and self-determination.

I am not going to discuss the eclipse but would encourage you to share your thoughts about the eclipse here or on my Facebook page. I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions on the matter. You may also want to visit Dark Star Astrology for more information on the eclipse.

The Moon is in Libra all day going VOC* just before midnight.

Consider the Full Libra Moon as a great night for a promising date, clarifying a relationship, or for a gathering of friends. Enjoy.

 

Sunday, April 5, 2015:

Sunday leads us into the most interesting and perhaps, most challenging day of this week. At 11:07 AM EDT, the Sun squares Pluto.

On Monday, April 5th, the Sun will conjunct Uranus. Take this time to re-examine the changes that you have undergone in your life over the past several years. Contemplate how you are assimilating what you have learned and how you are planning your path forward. Remember that all of these planetary energies are encouraging us to dream new dreams and move forward with love.

The day begins with the Moon still VOC* following an opposition to Uranus just before midnight on Saturday. I can imagine a lot of free-floating anxiety as we look at the bigger picture of how much things have changed and yet our feet are not yet firmly planted on our future path. That is ok! We will be shown our path in time.

This reminds me of a quote: “The bad news is you’re falling through the air, nothing to hang on to, no parachute. The good news is there’s no ground.” ~ Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Just as there was no avoiding the major changes, there is also no avoiding the assimilation of the changes. Embrace the future.

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This week: The VOC* Moon!

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

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

  Do you have questions about what is appropriate to do or not do during the VOC* moon? A simple way to think about it is to ask a simple question. Do I hope that this activity will amount to something? If the activity does not need to amount to anything, go ahead with it! If you have an expectation or desire that this action is going to amount to something, do not do it while the Moon is VOC*. Think about the time you bought a book you were certain you were going to love and you never could finish it! Think about the time you bought the perfect article of clothing that you ended up never wearing; that is the Moon VOC*!
Monday, March 30, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Leo) following a trine to Uranus at 9:57 AM EDT until she enters Virgo on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 2:12 PM EDT.

Thursday, April 2, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Virgo) following a trine to Venus at 5:01 AM EDT until she enters Libra on Friday, April 3, 2015 at 3:07 AM EDT. 

Saturday, April 4, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Libra) following and opposition to Uranus until she enters Scorpio on Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 3:03 PM EDT.

 

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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by the 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*.
I consider the following aspects: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions. I work with the following planets: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

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