Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: May 22, 2017 through May 28, 2017

Just the dailies!

 

On the Temple Steps by Edward Poynter via SightsWithin

DON’T TAKE THE BAIT

Monday, May 22, 2017:

Monday will likely be a high-energy day in all the best and most challenging ways possible. All aspects are aspects of the transiting Aries Moon. Keep in mind that Moon aspects refer to quick moving situations and their impact will not last, except through our response to them.

The Moon is in fiercely courageous Aries heightening your impulsiveness, assertiveness, and even your libido!

At 10:10 AM EDT, when the Moon joins with Venus, you know what you desire and are willing to take any risk for love.

At 2:44 PM EDT, you may encounter resistance in the form of power struggles, anger, or obsessive thoughts bringing up issues that have been previously hidden. Don’t take the bait. Remain self-contained and it will all look far more manageable by Tuesday following the Moon’s entrance into steadfast calm Taurus.

Everyone may encounter a sense of being a bit too hot under the collar, but for all of us our bark may be bigger than our bite.

 

 

FOCUS ON SELF CARE

Tuesday, May 23, 2017:

After the ruckus and turmoil of Monday, we are soothed by the Moon’s entrance into Taurus at 8:33 AM EDT. This is a good day to pay attention to the ways in which you connect with the pleasures of your senses. Seek contentment, indulgence, comfort, and beauty.

Keep in mind that we are in the Dark Phase of the Moon, only a few days from the Gemini New Moon on Thursday. This suggests a time of inward contemplation, a time to find those things that bring contentment and satisfaction on a deeply personal level.

Wednesday will bring much the same. Find as much time as possible to focus on self-care.

The Aries Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 3:00 AM EDT until she enters Taurus at 8:33 AM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

INNER REFLECTION

Wednesday, May 24, 2017:

Helen by Edward Poynter via SightsWithin

Wednesday should be a great day to channel the dependable, level-headed Taurus Moon into constructive effort as she forms a powerful trine aspect to compelling powerful Pluto at 3:08 PM EDT. The gift of this competent and vigorous energy will remain with you throughout the day.

Keep in mind that with the Moon VOC* Wednesday afternoon, it is a time to work on already established projects, not a time to start anything new. Also, we are still in the Dark Phase of the Moon, and it is best to remain on the hushed unobtrusive side in all things. Inner reflection could bring deep self-understanding.

Enjoy a quiet evening with good food, loving connection, a hot bath, and a massage (if you can get one – or give one).

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 3:08 PM EDT until she enters Gemini on Thursday morning at 8:16 AM EDT.

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

 

 

GEMINI NEW MOON – POWERFUL CONVERSATIONS

Thursday, May 25, 2017:

Thursday is a powerhouse of a day; the day that defines the entire week.

At 12:21 PM EDT, Venus, the planet of love, money, and all that we hold most dear, forms a challenging square aspect to Pluto, the planet of destruction and transformation. This brings us to the First Quarter Square of a cycle that began in late November 2016. This is a cycle empowering your values, your love relationships, and your connection to your resources.

What began for you in November? Did you begin a new engagement with love, money, your deep values, or beauty? Think back to that time, determine what you began in this arena and take a specific action to bring it forward. The full illumination of the cycle will be clear on August 15th, 2017.

This square aspect between Venus and Pluto can bring relationship issues to a crisis point where change must occur. If someone you love brings a concern to the table on Thursday, do your best to practice deep listening and resist unconscious reactions. Keep your heart and mind open to the fact that change does not have to destroy our relationships or our prosperity, it can deeply and grandly empower us as we move forward.

At 8:16 AM EDT, the Moon enters Gemini to join the Gemini Sun for the New Moon at 3:45 PM EDT. Prepare for your New Moon ritual but give it a day or so before you perform the ritual. It is best to wait for the Moon to gain a bit of distance from the Sun.

The Gemini New Moon is planting a seed of communication or seed of gathering information. Form your aspirations with this in mind.

If you begin a new significant conversation on Thursday. pay attention to how that conversation engages your thinking and how the relationship grows over the coming month.

For your Gemini New Moon ritual, set an intention regarding curiosity, the expansion of knowledge, and your ability to communicate what you understand. This is the perfect time to start a friendship or a conversation. Perhaps, you can arrange the time and space to begin an important conversation.

If you know what house in your birth chart holds 4° Gemini, it will help you clarify where to direct your intellectual curiosity. If you don’t have that information, simply go with your instinct of what area of your life learning wants to grow in intellectual understanding.

Please don’t neglect this New Moon ritual. Keep it simple, take a moment to write down what ideas or learning you wish to begin, create, or increase in this upcoming cycle.

Have two candles available for the ritual; light the first candle to represent yourself, just as you are in this moment. Light the second candle as an aspiration of what you intend to create. Each day take a moment to focus on yourself as you light the first candle, when you light the second candle, focus on drawing to you what you are choosing to create as you bring the two candles closer together. Do this each day and at the Full Moon in two weeks, you will bring them fully together and acknowledge the result of what you have created.

The Gemini New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of intellect, inquisitiveness, enthusiasm, and new conversations. Share this ritual with your friends and loved ones.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 3:08 PM EDT on Wednesday until she enters Gemini on Tuesday at 8:16 AM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC,* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

APOLOGIZE, IF NECESSARY

Friday, May 26, 2017:

On Friday, you can let all the complexities of Thursday settle into your system; much about this day will be about assimilation and moving forward with your intentions. Friday is a considerably less complex day, even with the Moon still in active, curious, talkative Gemini.

The morning begins with the chatty Gemini Moon forming a challenging square to ethereal Neptune at 6:25 AM EDT. This could suggest misunderstandings or confusion at the breakfast table and a lack of clarity on how to proceed into the day.

At 3:50 PM EDT, as the Moon sextiles lovely Venus, you may find yourself speaking or hearing words of appreciation and love. Enjoy connecting. Take action to move closer to your desires in relationship, love, and finances.

At 10:20 PM EDT, as the Moon conjuncts assertive Mars, you may find that you have spoken more than you intended to or were not as diplomatic as you could have been with your words. If you need to apologize, do so before sleep. With awareness and self-responsibility, the issue will pass quickly, as Moon transits do. The apology will help.

Alleluia by Thomas Cooper Gotch via SightsWithin

 

NURTURE FAMILY AND HEARTH

Saturday, May 27, 2017:

The Moon begins Saturday morning VOC*, still in Gemini but moves into domestic Cancer at 7:25 AM EDT. As we set aside the quick, sometimes frenetic energy of Gemini, we enter into a weekend with the focus on family, nurturance, and deep emotional connection. This is an astrologically quiet day which leaves us to engage fully in what the Cancer Moon offers.

As the Moon moves through the zodiac, it sets the emotional tone of our days.

With the Moon in family-oriented Cancer, you will want to engage in maternal activities revolving around home and family. You may feel sentimental and even absorbed in memories of the past. Your emotions are heightened, you may experience significant mood swings, and want to retreat to the safety of home and a private environment. This is a time of sensitivity; a time to seek comfort by sticking with what is familiar. Enjoy comfort foods, take a long hot bath and spend time with children or the elderly engaging in activities that nurture the heart.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:19 AM EDT until she enters Cancer at 7:25 AM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

ENGAGE DEVOTION – SPREAD LOVE

Sunday, May 28, 2017:

Sunday begins with Mercury, the planet that represents our thinking and communication, forming a lovely sextile aspect to Neptune, the planet of compassion and devotion.

On March 4, 2017, when Mercury and Neptune joined together in Pisces, did you start or increase your meditation practice or did your thinking turn in a new direction of transcendence? This was the beginning of a year-long cycle of immersing your mind in imagination, compassion, or the mystical.

Sunday provides an opportunity to explore ways to increase your view of the world from a mystic, inclusive, and inspired perspective.  Engage fully in prayer or meditation.

The Moon continues through tender Cancer asking that you stay close to home, family, and loved ones. Mid-afternoon, there could be power and control issues, as the Moon opposes Pluto at 2:05 PM EDT. Again, the quick moving Moon transits give us the opportunity to see the issues for future consideration and learning. However, do not respond to any bait given. Allow the issues to roll past without unconscious engagement.

Spread love.

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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: May 15, 2017 through May 21, 2017

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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.

 

 

 

STRIVE FOR ACHIEVEMENT

Monday, May 15, 2017:

You may find yourself ready and even pleased to get to work on Monday morning. With the Moon in Capricorn, it is a good time to focus your attention on those things that you want to be known and respected for. Focus on your career, aspirations, and the projects in your life that are worth striving to achieve.

The energy of the Capricorn Moon is conscious, reserved, and practical. This is a time to look clearly at the realities of your experience and take the steps necessary to gain forward motion in your job and accomplishments. You will want to be useful and productive without drama or turbulent emotions.

This is a day to develop clear boundaries and realistic goals, not a time to take risks. Pay attention to the people in your life who have the wisdom of age and experience.  Work on organizational and practical projects and duties.

As the Moon moves through conservative Capricorn, she joins with Pluto at 4:24 PM EDT, asking that you take note of where you may be out of integrity regarding issues of power and control. Pay attention and release.

Happy Birthday to Pierre Curie, Dave Battick, Kathy Holmes, Annelies Smith, Sophie Grenier, and Liesje Smith!

 

 

SIMPLIFY AND SHAKE UP YOUR THINKING

Tuesday, May 16, 2017:

Shortly after midnight Monday night, Mercury left hotheaded Aries behind to enter reliable Taurus once again. Mercury initially entered Taurus on March 31st but proceeded to retrograde back into Aries where it has remained until now. Ideas and plans that have been on the back burner are now ready to be pushed forward. While on the backburner during Mercury’s retrograde, those ideas have been reviewed, reconsidered, revised, and analyzed.

Look for new inspiration and the patience necessary to take slow, deliberate steps to manifest your desires. While Mercury is in Taurus, your thinking is slower, deeper, and more methodical. Your approach to life, in general, is more relaxed; thoughts and plans can be seen from a perspective of simplicity and clarity.

At 1:50 PM EDT, we get a boost of enthusiasm as the Moon leaves serious hard-working Capricorn behind to enter unpredictable, progressive Aquarius. Allow the world to surprise you. Move outside of your everyday mindset. Make it a point to encounter people who will stretch your view of the world. Seek out enlightened forward-looking thinkers to shake up your mind.

Happy Birthday to Henry Fonda, Woody Herman, Janet Jackson, Liberace, and NYC!

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 6:23 AM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 1:50 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

GATHER IN COMMUNITY

Wednesday, May 17, 2017:

The Spring Witch by George Wilson via Wiki Commons

Wednesday brings a simple day with very little astrological activity. The Moon continues through rebellious Aquarius forming easy-going social aspects to beautiful Venus and philosophical Jupiter.

While the Moon is in Aquarius, you are likely to be attracted to people, situations, and circumstances that are unusual and awe-inspiring. You may want to explore what it means to be a true individual without being held back by convention or society. Personal freedom, humanitarian interests, and progressive change take on powerful importance. You may want to break out of whatever box you feel contained in and explore new ideas, beliefs, and cultural viewpoints.

This is an excellent time to consider how your life fits into the wider world of humanity. What is the role that you play in your culture? What can you do in the world to create positive change? How can you join with others to make a difference? The Aquarius Moon spurs us to common human connections with less emphasis on emotional attachment. Find interesting gatherings of people who will expand your thinking.

Happy Birthday to Laurie Cartwright, Diane Doll, and Eric Satie!

 

 

THE BIG PICTURE

Thursday, May 18, 2017:

With all the dysfunction and craziness on display in the news and politics, it is important that we take advantage of joyful, flowing days like today! The Moon continues through unconventional Aquarius keeping our minds open to a bigger picture of life.

You may feel on a roll as all aspects the Moon makes during the day are aspects of positive flow and opportunities. People you encounter are apt to be more approachable than normal and generally in an upbeat frame of mind.

As the Aquarius Moon reaches the midpoint between Saturn and Uranus (forming a sextile aspect to each), we simultaneously enjoy a sense of excitement and stability, individuality, and determination.

At 8:33 PM EDT, we encounter the Last Quarter Moon in Aquarius, you may struggle to understand the cost of your actions and priorities. Keep moving forward as the exact trine aspect between Saturn and Uranus (Friday) will powerfully support forward motion.

As the day ends, the Moon slips quietly into compassionate, fanciful Pisces bringing a gentle sense of the surreal to the next few days.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:33 PM EDT until she enters Pisces at 11:52 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

Happy Birthday to Frank Capra, Bertrand Russell, and Robin Shelton!

 

 

READY FOR AN UPGRADE

Friday, May 19, 2017:

A powerful flowing trine aspect has been building between Saturn and Uranus all week reaching its pinnacle on Friday. This is one of the major astrological influences of 2017 and represents a powerful shift in life as we know it. This aspect formed its first exact ‘hit’ at the end of December of 2016 and will make a final exact ‘hit’ in November of 2017.

Look to your chart for 26° Sagittarius and 26° Aries for more information on where this occurs in your individual life.

This combination of planetary energies can support you in making powerful and even radical change in your life. Uranus brings innovation and inspiration to whatever you are creating, while Saturn offers determination and maturity. Together, you can make unimaginable forward motion or it may simply happen seemingly without effort! Something very significant is ready for an upgrade that will bring greater integrity and inspiration into your life!

On an interesting personal note… I am just now making this connection. Recently, I went to sleep one day and literally, woke up a vegan. Yes, that would be this aspect at work! Let me know how it manifests in your life!

Another significant transit occurs at 10:11 AM EDT with lovely Venus opposing enthusiastic Jupiter. This is a lovely and dynamic combination; be alert to love and other resources being offered. Be careful not to fall into a trap of overspending or over giving. Please try to enjoy this combination. Kindness and generosity can be offered and received.

With the Moon continuing through Pisces, allow yourself to drift in compassionate love and deep pleasure.

Happy Birthday to Leda Wolfe Hoppe!

The Message by Thomas Cooper Gotch via SightsWithin

 

SUN ENTERS GEMINI:  TALK ABOUT IT!

Saturday, May 20, 2017:

The Moon continues through Pisces on Saturday encouraging us to remain connected to our dreams and our imagination. While the Sun is still in Taurus (until 4:30 PM EDT), you may want to take a nap, meditate, or rest to prepare for the increased energy ahead.

At 4:30 PM EDT, the all-powerful Sun leaves the deliberate, consistent growth of Taurus behind to enter a period of enthusiastic movement. As the Sun changes signs month-to-month, we feel the atmosphere profoundly shifting. Over the past month, there has been the sense of steady, slow, determined movement.

Now, as the Sun comes into Gemini, everything shifts into quick, less stable expansion. While the Sun is in Gemini, you will want to join together with others, share and gather information, and come to understand the perspectives of those around you. You are curious, restless, and inquisitive. You will want to communicate more, explore new ideas, and consider more options.

Watch yourself for the tendency to talk more than you listen. Listening is a skill that we must pay attention to. Your own voice will only reflect what you already know. Learning requires paying attention to others through questions and listening. Show respect to those you encounter with your curiosity, your questions, and your focused ability to listen. You may be surprised at what you learn!

Talk. Communicate. Listen. Learn. Ask questions.

The Pisces Moon becomes VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) at 11:39 PM EDT. Unless you get up awfully early Saturday (the Moon enters Aries at 6:11 AM EDT on Sunday), this will not have an impact. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.                                                                                                

Happy Birthday to Candi Foss and Cher!

 

 

A MORNING ADVENTURE

Sunday, May 21, 2017:

Bright and early, the Moon enters dynamic, impatient Aries forming an energizing sextile aspect to the Sun which is newly in Gemini. The energy of this combination should not be wasted. Plan ahead to get up early and move quickly into a day of action and adventure.

Get yourself out into nature to watch how quickly the world is changing with new growth and expanding vegetation. A hike or a canoe trip down the river would be perfect for an early morning enterprise.

Later in the day, things quiet down and it will be good to have the afternoon to relax and spend time on your own. At this point in the cycle, the Moon is waning (New Moon on May 25th). Consider holding off on any rash plans, decisions or projects until the Moon begins increasing once again.

The Pisces Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) until she enters Aries at 6:11 AM EDT.  Unless you are up very early this will have no impact on your day. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

Happy Birthday to Belladonna, Ellen Brown, and Michael Gilman!

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

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

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: June 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.

 

Are you concerned or unclear about your path ahead?

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EXPRESS AFFECTION

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.

 

WAS THAT REALLY A GOOD IDEA?

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

A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE BRINGS A NEW STORY

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.

 

HOLD YOUR TONGUE

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.

 

AS ABOVE, SO BELOW

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

GET STUFF DONE

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.

 

LOOK FOR THE UNUSUAL

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.

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

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

 

 

 

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: May 30, 2016 through June 5, 2016

A Coign of Vantage by Lawence Alma Tadema via Wiki Commons

A Coign of Vantage by Lawence Alma Tadema via Wiki Commons

As we head into this week, reaching into June and the full summer season, we must remember that one of the main themes of this year is the square aspect formed between Saturn and Neptune (exact hits occurring on: 11/26/2015, 6/17/2016, and 9/10/2016).  With both planets now retrograde, we must reflect back upon issues in our lives relating to dreams, fantasies, escape vs. structure, reality, and stability.  How do we allow each of these energies to live and teach fully within us when they pull against each other so readily?

As we get closer to the next ‘hit’, pay attention to where these themes are activated your life.  Take careful note of the places where dreams conflict with reality, escape with restriction, fantasy with solid form, illusion with authority, compassion with control, and responsibility with bewilderment.  Finding a balance point is not easy. Keep your eyes open on each side of this divide; take full responsibility for where you find yourself.  Allow your mystical inspiration and your practical maturity to guide you.  Find a way to hold space within yourself for the full dichotomy of our lives.

 

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SPEAK TO POWER

Monday, May 30, 2016:

The Moon is in Pisces on Monday.  She is relatively quiet until evening when she forms a trine aspect to Mars at 7:10 PM EDT.  This offers us a good deal of physical energy.  Please don’t waste it sitting on the couch watching television or YouTube! The fact that it is Monday night should never be a reason to stay close to home. Shake up your routine.

At 9:09 PM EDT, the Moon enters Aries.  As we head toward bed on Monday night, a trine aspect is formed between Mercury and Pluto, empowering our conversations or our ability to make ourselves heard or understood.  What needs to be said?  Who does it need to be said to?  Craft a letter or an article that will bring depth to the topic at hand.

The cycle of Mercury and Pluto is about the expression of power.  Whatever expression was just beginning in late January is now easily expressed even as it continues to gather depth of understanding.  A powerful truth can be understood and spoken of in a way that is readily understood by others as well.  Say what you need to say.

 

OPPORTUNITY & STABILITY

Tuesday, May 31, 2016:

On Tuesday, the Moon remains in impulsive Aries.  The aspects formed by that assertive Moon suggest an easy-going day of possibility, accomplishment, and stability.  The Moon forms sextile aspects to Venus and the Sun, each in Gemini.  You can expect to find yourself in multiple sociable connections and conversations. Whatever endeavors you are involved in will very likely draw the attention and support of others.

At 7:24 PM EDT, the Aries Moon forms a lovely trine aspect (an aspect of free flowing energy) to Saturn, which encourages stability, an ease of effort, and the acceptance of reality.

Work on releasing your ego attachment to the results of whatever you are trying to accomplish; add disciplined steadfast effort and your progress will surprise yourself as much as others.

 

TAKE ACTION ON THE DREAM

Wednesday, June 1, 2016:

Painting No. 5 by Angelos Michalopoulus via Wiki Commons

Painting No. 5 by Angelos Michalopoulus via Wiki Commons

Early in the day on Wednesday, the Aries Moon squares Pluto and conjunct Uranus.  You may notice yourself or others exhibiting selfish, impulsive, and even combative behaviors.  Be patient and kind.  Simply maintain enough awareness of your own responses to ‘not go there’.

You may need to bite your lounge or step outside for a walk in order to keep from taking an action or saying something that you would likely regret.  It may feel like a big deal in the moment but really, it is a simple Moon transit and will pass relatively easily if you do not feed it with unwise and unnecessary reactions.

Consider the dream, fantasy, or idealization that began at the end of February 2016 (Sun conjunct Neptune)  Do you have a clear picture of how you want that situation to look when it reaches its full illumination in early September (Sun oppose Neptune)?

Be clear about what you want, it would be easy to allow lack of clarity on this issue.  Consider that clarity of purpose will help inform you of the action that must be taken now to support the full expression you want by early September 2016.  At 10:41 PM EDT, the Sun square Neptune.  This First Quarter Square demands that an action is taken that will lead to your desired outcome.

At 10:47 PM EDT, the Moon leaves the fight behind and enters Taurus bringing rest, comfort, and sleep.

 

INSPIRED COMPASSION

Thursday, June 2, 2016:

There is nothing quite like the simplicity and sweet taste of reverence in a well aspected Taurus Moon.  This is what Thursday offers.  A lovely Taurus Moon encourages us to seek reliability, the deep appreciation of beauty, comfort, and sensuality without guilt.

Yes, you can probably sense the struggle that is just ahead with a few, not so easy, lessons on the horizon.  On Friday, you will need to face reality head-on as significant issues loom; that can wait another day.  This day will help build strength to face those issues with more ease.

The Taurus Moon forms a sextile aspect to Neptune and a trine aspect to Jupiter on Thursday evening.  This brings a flow of expansion and opportunity along with the potential of deep sensitivity, spiritual devotion, and compassion.  Prepare for a day where you directly encounter the stability available within the depth of your commitment to your higher beliefs, your spirituality, and your inspired generosity and compassion.

Head into the world with the commitment to show kindness and compassion in all the areas where it is least expected of you.

 

A POWERFUL DAY OF CONTEMPLATION AND ACTION

Friday, June 3, 2016:

We are firmly in the Dark of the Moon as we prepare for the New Moon on Saturday night.  Until she enters Gemini at 11:01 PM EDT, the Moon remains in Taurus. However, we cannot expect the simplicity of Thursday’s Taurus Moon!

Friday will have complications.

In the wee hours of the morning, Venus square Neptune and the Sun opposes Saturn.  Later in the evening, Venus opposes Saturn (8:46 PM EDT).  These transits last much longer that the quick moving Moon transits, and will reflect our internal or external landscape for a day or so on either side of the exact time of the transit.

Venus square Neptune brings us to a place where we must take action on a dream that began toward the end of March.  Think about your relationship with alcohol, drugs, poetry, meditation, spirituality; all those things that Neptune brings to us.

Neptune offers imagination and the breaking down of barriers.  Do you remember that dreamy time in March?  I remember that I became almost obsessed with poetry during that time.  I think I’ll make it a point to write poetry on Friday.  Maybe this is the time to begin a meditation practice or stop constantly turning to that bottle of wine.  The question is simple: what action do you need to take to support your most valuable dream?

Now, consider the contact made between both the Sun and Venus to Saturn.  Because these are oppositions they show us the results of what we began the last time they came together in a conjunction.  Whatever you began at the end of November 2015, that was intended to increase your individuality, now we are shown how far we have come.

A similar situation exists regarding what you began in early January that was intended to increase love or value in your life.  Friday is likely to be a day of contemplation as you question your choices and the results of those choices.  There is much to consider as you can now see where the choices you made in November and January have brought you.

If you have not deepened your individuality or increased your sense of love and inner value, you must now consider how to adjust your life to increase independence and loving connection.

Interior Series by Tasos Chonias via Wiki Commons

Interior Series by Tasos Chonias via Wiki Commons

 

 

GEMINI NEW MOON; CURIOSITY & WONDER

Saturday, June 4, 2016:

Saturday offers an interesting perspective on our current circumstances.  Because the actual New Moon doesn’t occur until 11:00 PM EDT, this is a day of building up to your need to make a significant decision.

What is the seed that you want to plant now?  Making the decision before the actual New Moon will abort its chances before it begins.  Allow the day to offer the secrets of the New Moon as it unfolds.

During the course of the day, the Sun, Venus, and the Moon all form a square transit to Jupiter with Neptune still in the mix.

Are you experiencing deep levels of love, expansion, and lack of clarity?  Illusion may keep the path unclear, things may not be as they seem.  Something that has been building since last summer is releasing its hold on you.  Do you have the courage to follow the inner whisperings of your heart?  Do you trust that what you are releasing now will create space in your life for more richness?  How do you manage the fear and caution that arises?  What voice is it appropriate to listen to? Which voice leads to heartbreak?  Which leads to a deep healing?

This is a day to go deeply inside, honor the part of yourself that KNOWS the path that calls you to its service.  You are well cared for as long as you trust that your path simply lies ahead.  The direction you take will bring you to where you are going.

At 10:09 PM EDT, the Moon conjunct Venus as the final aspect before the New Moon. Curiosity and communication combine with love and beauty.  Do you find yourself deeply curious about a new love, a new art form, or growth of your own personal values?  Decisions should be made after 11:00 PM EDT; no need to stay awake; tomorrow is fine.

 

LISTEN FOR A NEW PERSPECTIVE

Sunday, June 5, 2016:

The Moon in Gemini can bring with it great curiosity and mental stimulation; it can also show up as anxiety, impatience, and fidgety mental energies.  The Gemini Moon sextile Uranus in the early afternoon may amp this up.  It is important to find an outlet for intellectual creative curiosity.  Have open-minded conversations with people who think very differently than what you are accustomed to.  You may hear something that completely changes your view and perception of the world.  It is a great gift to experience the opening of our minds to new ways of perceiving our reality.

Take a direct step into curiosity by bringing up conversations that are thought of as taboo in polite company.  Go ahead; talk about sex, religion, and politics.  Maintain a posture of curiosity and LISTEN.  Be available to encounter a new way to see the world.

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

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

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

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A GLIMPSE OF AUTHENTICITY

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.

 

SPEAK OF PASSION

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.

 

EASY VERBAL EXPRESSION

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.

 

BRING DUALITY TO ONENESS

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.

 

DEEP INTEGRITY REQUIRED

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

A MIXED BAG

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.

 

RELEASE TO BEGIN ANEW

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.

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