Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: May 15, 2017 through May 21, 2017

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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: May 8, 2017 through May 14, 2017

 

The Lunar Nodes change signs on Tuesday!

As the transiting Lunar Nodes move through the signs, they impact our lives through our natal charts. The Nodes also remind us of the path our soul is asking us to follow.

Phantasy by William Savage Cooper via Wiki Commons

On Tuesday, May 9th, the Lunar Nodes move into the fixed signs of the Leo/Aquarius axis. Since mid-November of 2015, they have been in the mutable signs of Virgo/Pisces. Due to the Lunar Nodes moving primarily in a retrograde motion, they enter this axis at 29° Leo/Aquarius and will remain in these signs for approximately one and a half years.

During this time, the Leo area of your chart will become a more prominent sphere of growth. The Aquarius area of your chart may feel more vulnerable and require attention as you work through challenges there. You may experience a strong shift, what feels like an insistence toward expressing your creative gifts more freely in the Leo arena as you reach your fullest potential in this area of your life.

The last time the Lunar Nodes moved through the Leo/Aquarius axis was between February 2008 and August 2009. At that time, it was the North Node in Aquarius and the South Node in Leo, the opposite of where they are currently moving toward and will be inhabiting May 9th.

The last time the North Node was in Leo and the South Node in Aquarius was between October 1998 and April 2000. Do you remember what was happening in your life during those periods of time? How do circumstances that occurred during those times relate to where you are currently? How can those past occurrences inform the steps you can take in the areas of your life being affected over the next one and a half years?

 

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KINDNESS WITH INTEGRITY

Monday, May 8, 2017:

Monday’s gracious Libra Moon struggles for balance as she encounters challenging aspects to mighty Pluto, thoughtful Mercury, and uncommon Uranus throughout the day. I understand that you want harmony but keep uppermost in your mind that you cannot create that balanced state of relationships on the back of dishonesty or lack of integrity. If you say yes when your truth is screaming “No”, be clear that you are creating major disharmony, even if your desire is good will.

Make sure that you are crystal clear regarding your answer to any requests made of you. If your true answer to a request is no but you think you SHOULD say yes, pay attention to that red flag! Say ‘No’ emphatically. This is a day when you need to be very clear about what is true for you. Harmony is created through integrity toward yourself and others. There are no shortcuts.

Be kind without selling yourself down the river.

The Libra Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 6:59 PM EDT until she enters Scorpio in the wee hours of Tuesday morning at 1:01 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.

 

 

EMPOWERMENT – BLESSED FLOW

Tuesday, May 9, 2017:

Tuesday brings the issues of power and empowerment to the table – front and center! While you slept, the Moon entered Scorpio, bringing your emotions to a deep dive into intensity and passion.

At 2:23 PM EDT, the Sun at 19 degrees Taurus forms a helpful, supportive trine aspect to Pluto at 19 degrees Capricorn. Remember, Pluto represents the process of metamorphosis. When Pluto is involved in a challenging transit or aspect, (a square, an opposition, and sometimes a conjunction), there is struggle and difficulty with the process of deeply significant change. When the aspect is positive, (as in a sextile or a trine), the process is often imbued with deep empowerment and a sense of blessed flow.

If you know the houses in your chart that these planets and aspects fall in, you will have a better idea of where this flow wants to express itself in your life.

Perhaps, a webinar to help you see where these planets and aspects fall in your chart would be helpful. Would you be interested? Let me know!

In the very early hours of Wednesday morning at 1:19 AM EDT, Mercury forms a powerful conjunction with Uranus. The energy of this planet has been working with us for the past week or so and finally, the transit becomes exact. You may find that your mind is focused on demands for freedom, equality, and justice. You may be surprised by ideas and thoughts that come to life over the coming days.

Mercury conjunct Uranus is the beginning of a cycle that screams, “Wake up”! What are you going to do with this one precious life? How can you help in the demand for freedom and equality? Wake up!

 

 

SCORPIO FULL MOON – WAKE UP

Wednesday, May 10, 2017:

Red Girl & Knight by John William Waterhouse via Wiki Commons

While you slept, the conjunction between Mercury and Uranus became exact at 1:19 AM EDT. Pay attention to the demand for freedom of thought and expression. Where do you feel this freedom being hindered? What can you do to wake yourself and others up to what needs to be changed and shifted on this planet? How can you help to bring equality to all?

Do not be overwhelmed; change occurs when we each take tiny steps to support the larger steps of others who are able and willing. Wake up and then take action!

At 5:43 PM EDT, the Lunar Cycle reaches its pinnacle at the powerful Scorpio Full Moon. What seed did you plant at the New Moon two weeks ago? How has that process developed? What intensity has developed and is in clear view at this time?

Read Tuesday’s post about the movement of the Nodal Axis and pay attention to a drive toward expression and the necessity to awaken.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:43 PM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 1:00 PM EDT on Thursday. 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.

 

 

DEEPER CLARITY BY EVENING

Thursday, May 11, 2017:

On Thursday, the depth and intensity of the Scorpio Moon gives way to the desire for adventure and a more expansive understanding as the Moon enters Sagittarius at 1:00 PM EDT.

However, the lighter sense that Sagittarius generally brings is quickly colored by a blurred understanding of the day’s circumstance when assertive Mars forms an uncomfortable square to murky Neptune at 1:52 PM EDT. This pattern may reflect a loss of perspective, leaving you somewhat confused about the direction you want to go or the path you would like to take. Rest in this fluid state, do not allow it to overwhelm you. Spend a few hours in quiet contemplation.

When cerebral Mercury forms an easy trine aspect to Saturn at 4:14 PM EDT, you are able to see more clearly and understand how your thinking directs the realities of your circumstances and your life. Clarity is welcomed and your mind and communications gain much needed clarity.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) until she enters Sagittarius at 1:00 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

ENTHUSIASM & FUN

Friday, May 12, 2017:

You may notice that it is much easier to get out of bed this morning than is often the case on a Friday morning.

Dynamic Mars forms a lovely flowing trine aspect to generous Jupiter at 6:18 AM EDT. This energy of expansion and optimism should stay with you for the bulk of the day. You may feel a slight confusion or discomfort around 5:00 PM EDT when the extroverted Sagittarius Moon forms a challenging square to disorienting Neptune. Take this as a suggestion to take a nap before a fun Friday evening adventure.

At 5:58 PM EDT, the Sagittarius Moon forms an exciting sextile aspect to cheery Jupiter encouraging you to entertain, mingle, or somehow expand your social circle.

At 6:45 PM EDT, when opinionated Sagittarius Moon opposes combative Mars, you will do well to pay attention to how you express your more passionate opinions.

It may be easy to speak too loudly or otherwise offend someone with your point of view. Be respectful, watch what you say, and plan for a fun night of social pleasure.

 

LOOK AHEAD

Saturday, May 13, 2017:

Saturday’s explorative Sagittarius Moon moves quietly through the day allowing you to pay attention to the details of the weekend. She is so slow it is almost as though she is saving her energy for evening.

At 5:46 PM EDT, the far-reaching Sagittarius Moon trine unpredictable Uranus, encouraging you to seek inspiration and an exciting adventure to sink your teeth into.

At 6:57 PM EDT, when the Moon joins with deliberate Saturn, you may become aware of more somber outcomes or responsibilities that could be ignited by your adventures. Allow that seriousness to pass (remember, Moon transits pass quickly) and open your thinking to the future.

At 10:15 PM EDT, the Moon trine thoughtful Mercury, allowing you to say and express your ideas openly with enthusiasm and clarity. Enjoy the evening as Sunday will bring with it seriousness and focus on the path ahead.     

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 10:15 PM EDT until she enters Capricorn in the wee hours of Sunday morning at 1:38 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.

 

 

FOCUS & PATIENCE

Sunday, May 14, 2017:

When you begin the day, you will immediately be aware of a profound difference in how you feel, and the quality of light within and without. After several days of excitement with the Sagittarius Moon, she has now entered Capricorn bringing you face-to-face with cold, sober reality.

This is a day of thoughtful, deliberate determination. You could spend the day working on any difficult projects that requires focused work and patience.

By the end of the day, you may feel highly accomplished in any number of areas of your life. Perhaps, you should get a jump on the coming week. Make a list of all the things you could do that would assist in a week of ‘easy flow’.

Is there a topic you need to study to be prepared for the week ahead? You could prepare meals or make sure your laundry is done for the upcoming week. This is not a day for frivolous play but a day to focus in order for the coming days to move more smoothly.

If you find yourself with time on your hands, offer your services to help others get move ahead or prepare for the upcoming path.

 

 

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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 1, 2017 through May 7, 2017

 

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Windswept by John William Waterhouse via Wiki Commons

EXPRESS KINDNESS

Monday, May 1, 2017:

The week begins with a continued sense of sensitivity which held sway through most of last weekend. Getting up and out of bed on Monday morning may present a challenge. With the Moon continuing through sensitive, emotional, and moody Cancer, you may notice yourself either wearing your heart on your sleeve or trying desperately to hide that vulnerability.

The aspects formed by the tender Cancer Moon on Monday bring up the difficult and sometimes dark side of family and the connection we have to the past. This is a day to spend time in deep reflection. Sitting with a skilled therapist or a truly trusted friend may bring powerful insights to your most powerful inner processes.

Pay attention to how you treat others. Notice how you treat the waitress or the grocery store cashier. Make eye contact, offer a word of kindness, and acknowledge your shared humanity with that person. Everyone you encounter feels the same vulnerability that you recognize in yourself. Express kindness.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 4:23 PM EDT until shortly after midnight when she enters Leo. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

ENTHUSIASM & SELF-EXPRESSION

Tuesday, May 2, 2017:

When you wake up on Tuesday morning, you will notice that the sensitivity of the previous days are behind you. You are ready to get up and get started and ready to enter a day of self-expression and enthusiasm. Notice the areas in your life where you want to show up, to be seen as the truly authentic, fun person you know yourself to be. This is a day to allow your playful, creative expression to exert itself. However, bedtime may bring a different energy; you may feel less enthusiastic and even a bit low.

At 10:47 PM EDT, the playful Leo Moon forms a difficult square aspect to the stable Taurus Sun. This is the First Quarter Square of the Lunar Cycle.

Consider the seed that you planted at the New Moon on Wednesday, April 26th, now you can expect to encounter a restriction or blockage in that cycle. It is likely to be a relatively minor issue on the path; the important thing is to take a step forward to move beyond the restriction. What action needs to be taken to move your process in the direction you want to go? Consider that question as you fall asleep Tuesday night and you will have your answer and be ready to take action on Wednesday.

 

 

Destiny by John William Waterhouse via Wiki Commons

MOVING FORWARD – MERCURY DIRECT

Wednesday, May 3, 2017:

Oh, Happy Day!                                                                                                 At 12:33 PM EDT, Mercury, the planet that represents the way we think, communicate, and share information turns direct. Now, it is finally time to begin new projects, say what needs and wants to be said, and generally move forward more easily in every area of your life.

At 8:50 PM EDT, the Sun forms a lovely sextile aspect to dreamy Neptune. This offers an opportunity to engage deeply in intangible levels of imagination or mystical awareness. Take time to meditate, get lost in a good movie, music, or simply space out! Don’t hit the bottle or get lost in other unhealthy states of consciousness.

The dramatic Leo Moon forms a Grand Trine aspect configuration with unusual Uranus and hardworking Saturn late evening today/ early Thursday morning. This expands our understanding of both the enthusiastic excitement and the stable hard work necessary for the movement we need to continue moving forward.

Envision an enlightened future and commit to the requisite elbow grease.

 

 

 

DEDICATE YOURSELF TO SERVICE

Thursday, May 4, 2017:

When you get up on Thursday morning, you may be aware of the emotional shift that occurred while you slept. The Moon left playful Leo behind and entered competent, efficient Virgo at 5:47 AM EDT.

Thursday should provide you with a day to get a tremendous amount of work done, although you may need to remind yourself not to get too stuck in the details.

Mercury is now moving forward, the Moon is in dedicated hard-working Virgo, and there are no major aspects to get in the way of accomplishment. The work you do today must ultimately be in service to others. If you engage in too much self-focus, you may find yourself feeling fussy, critical, or judgmental of others. Keep an eye on that and get to work.

The Leo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from shortly after midnight (12:35 AM EDT) until she enters Virgo at 5:47 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.

 

PLAN FOR ACHIEVEMENT

Friday, May 5, 2017:

Friday brings another day of powerfully successful effort as the Moon continues through purposeful, devoted Virgo. You may want to get to the office early and plan to stay late!

At 10:15 AM EDT, the Virgo Moon forms a flowing trine aspect to the grounded Taurus Sun. Then, at 5:57 PM EDT, the Moon forms a trine to Pluto. This creates a powerful Grand Trine configuration in the practical Earth signs.

Set practical, productive goals and expect great achievement. You can expect powerful support for whatever goals you have set. Plan accordingly.

 

Am Sonntagnachmittag by Leopold von Kalckreuth via Wiki Commons

RELATIONSHIP CONSIDERATIONS

Saturday, May 6, 2017:

Saturday morning may find you having a difficult time pulling yourself away from the work mode you have been so engaged in over the past few days, or perhaps, you are simply recovering from all that work.

With the steadfast Virgo Moon forming a difficult square aspect to Saturn at 8:43 AM EDT, you may find it useful to accomplish various tasks early in the day or simply rest with the intention of conserving your energy.

You may feel that the day doesn’t really get started until the Moon shifts into harmonious, beauty seeking Libra at 2:21 PM EDT. The afternoon and evening are best spent with close, intimate partners in the service of beauty or simple connection. Go to a museum, create beauty in your home, or seek it in the world around you. Focus on consciously creating your closest relationships.

Consider your most intimate partnership to be separate from you or the other person, a separate entity that you each must love, care for, and take into consideration. Make a plan for Saturday night that will feed the needs of the relationship itself.

The Virgo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:43 AM EDT until she enters Libra at 2:21 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.

 

 

HARMONIOUS CONNECTIONS

Sunday, May 7, 2017:

Sunday brings us to a day full of the potential of energized social interactions and inspired connections. At 11:57 PM EDT, the lovely Libra Moon forms a smooth trine to assertive Mars pushing you out into the world to meet up with your favorite intimates.

This is a lovely day for Sunday brunch. There is no reason to consider work, effort, to-do lists, or anything other than seeking harmonious connection. Create or enjoy aesthetic pleasures. If you didn’t go to a museum or art gallery on Saturday, make that a priority on Sunday.

Devote the day to romance, diplomatic cooperation, or charming socialization. Bring flowers home, open the windows, and bring beauty into your home and your heart.

 

 

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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 24, 2017 through April 30, 2017

“Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line we have drawn for it. Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin.”  ~ Hermann Hesse

 

Spring by Harald Slott-Møller via Wikicommons

PONDER THE PATH AHEAD

Monday, April 24, 2017:

On Monday, your mind is steady and directed toward completion of whatever is uppermost in your thoughts. In late November of 2016, Saturn and Mercury joined together with the intention of developing an idea, project, or plan. You have come a long way with that project, and with Mercury in retrograde motion, you have the time now to stabilize any issues that need to be smoothed out to support your forward motion of that project.

Find your “flow” and go forward with the least resistant path. You will have more opportunity to direct this project toward the end of April and the full vision will be clear in mid-June.

This is a day to consider your ideas and perspectives. It’s a good day for pondering alternatives and sharing your ideas with a companion. By taking these steps, you will gain clarity and understanding of the path ahead.

With the Moon in courageous Aries, you should feel self-assured and capable on Monday as well. All in all, a good day! Enjoy.

 

 

WITH EVENING COMES STABILIZATION

Tuesday, April 25, 2017:

Unless you get up very early in the morning, you will be able to avoid the power dynamics and problems that can result when the decisive Aries Moon squares controlling Pluto at 4:47 AM EDT.

It is less likely that you can avoid the anxiety that may arise mid afternoon when the strong-willed Aries Moon connects with innovative Uranus.

There are two things to remember about Moon transits with Uranus. First, you always want to keep in the forefront of your mind that Moon transits pass quickly and will not be disruptive unless we engage them in an inappropriate manner. Second, a transit of Uranus does not always manifest as anxiety, another likely expression is that of excitement. During this transit, you may see, understand, or experience something that changes your perspective significantly. This may cause anxiety or it may cause excitement.

At 5:54 PM EDT, the Moon, still in demanding Aries, forms a lovely trine aspect to unflinching Saturn allowing you a far more easygoing evening.

At 9:56 PM EDT, the Moon enters patient Taurus as she prepares for her monthly New Moon phase on Wednesday morning. Create a cozy nest and sleep well.

The Aries Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:54 PM EDT until she enters Taurus at 9:56 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that you begin. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

TAURUS NEW MOON SEEK COMFORT

Spring by Konstantin Pankov via Wikicommons

Wednesday, April 26, 2017:

Today’s New Moon is at 6° Taurus. A New Moon occurs when the Sun and Moon occupy the same degree of the zodiac. This makes the Moon invisible from our perspective on Earth.

Think of the lunar cycle as comparable to the life cycle of a plant. At the New Moon, a seed is planted. During the upcoming weeks, this seed grows and culminates its growth at the Full Moon. From there, as the Moon wanes and the plant decays brings us back to the next New Moon two weeks later. This is the cycle of birth, growth, full illumination, deterioration, and death. It is the cycle of all living things.

For the Taurus New Moon ritual, set an intention regarding the ability to steadfastly build or grow something. This is the perfect time to plant a garden or get plants started indoors.

If you know what house in your birth chart holds 6° Taurus, it will help you clarify what you need to begin at this point in the cycle. If you don’t have that information, simply go with your instinct of what area of your life needs stable and deliberate effort.

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

The Taurus New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of steadfast determination, reliability and conservative effort. Prepare yourself to grow in deliberate stability, comfort, and sensuality.

 

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RELIABLE CONSISTENCY

Thursday, April 27, 2017:

On Thursday, the reliable and patient Taurus Moon encourages you to focus on creating comfort and calm both internally and in the outer world. Pay close attention and maintain a slow steady pace in all that you do and with everyone you encounter. Offer reliable consistency in your interactions with others.

This is a day to get or give a massage, cook a healthy meal, and support the sensual, earthy nature of life.

You may spend much of the day looking forward to the comfort and security of your bed and yet, at 9:38 PM EDT, when the Moon enters active, inquisitive Gemini, going to bed no longer calls you! Your mind moves more quickly and you want to converse with others or follow the activity of your mind. As much as possible, keep your mind calm; you may need to spend time in meditation to finally get to sleep. Friday your mind will accelerate in wildly quirky and inventive ways bringing us to an exciting and upbeat start to the weekend.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) for 20 minutes between 9:18 PM EDT until she enters Gemini at 9:38 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.

 

 

CONFIDENCE AND INDIVIDUALITY

Friday, April 28, 2017:

Friday promises to be an active and energizing day. At 9:13 AM EDT, Venus leaves Pisces, a place where she took great pleasure in imagination and sensitivity and enters determined, bold, and courageous Aries. Venus represents social needs, love, money, and all that we value most dearly. Now, in Aries we find her seeking what she wants directly, decisively, and with bold confidence. If you are seeking more love, resources, or beauty in your life, Venus will support you in taking direct action between now and when she enters Taurus on June 6th.

At 10:49 AM EDT, perceptive Mercury, in its retrograde motion, makes direct contact with innovative Uranus. Combined with Venus’ current assertiveness in Aries, this enlivens your desire to break free from rules and limitations. You find yourself eager to express your independence and individuality. Keep your eyes and ears open for unconventional logic and unusual perspectives. Don’t be surprised if words come out of your own mouth that you are not expecting to hear. Don’t be surprised at what you hear from others.

At 10:36 PM EDT, there is a smooth flowing trine aspect between the clever Gemini Moon and optimistic Jupiter in Libra. You can anticipate adventures in social situations and encounters. Bring your most idealistic inquisitive and fun self into the world on Friday evening and have a great time.

Queen Guinevere’s Maying by John Collier via Wikicommons

SPARKLY TO SENSITIVE

Saturday, April 29, 2017:

Saturday will provide you with a great opportunity for stimulating conversations and interesting interactions. The chatty Gemini Moon forms fun sextile aspects to both conversational Mercury and unpredictable Uranus in the early afternoon.

Whatever fun you engaged in on Friday night, the good mood extends into Saturday. Spend time with your friends; engage in activities that stimulate innovative ideas and unusual thinking. This should also be a great day to research scientific or unconventional projects. Ask questions to spark conversations that will reveal information that would otherwise remain unknown. Folks will be happy to share their thoughts and ideas throughout most of Saturday.

However, at 5:29 PM EDT, the Moon opposes cautious Saturn, insisting that we face some more serious question.

At 9:48 PM EDT, the Moon enters domestic, emotional Cancer suggesting that Saturday night it would be best to stay home and keep your loved ones close in a nurturing, sensitive environment. Create a nest and cuddle on the couch. If you have friends or family who needs extra love, bring them a meal or find another way to nurture them on a deep emotional level.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:29 PM EDT until she enters Cancer at 9:48 PM. 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.

 

 

GIVE AND RECEIVE LOFE

Sunday, April 30, 2017:

Sunday is a day you may want to plan on staying close to home. The extremely sensitive Cancer Moon shows each of us our deepest inward vulnerabilities. She also shows us how we long to be nurtured, cared for, and protected even as she shows us how we can provide that level of deep affection to those we love.

You may long to look back in time, making this a day to explore old photo albums, letters, and mementos from the past, and generally allow yourself the luxury of nostalgia and sentimentality. A small reminiscence goes a long way; don’t get stuck there. You will know when you have gone far enough and it is time to come back to the present moment and enjoy the reality of the life you now live.

Cook a good meal; provide nurturance and love in this very moment.

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

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

 

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The Siren by Sir Edward John Poynter via Wiki Commons

 

STABILITY & DREAMS

Monday, April 17, 2017:

Monday morning should find you feeling strong and capable as you begin the week. The powerful Aries Sun is invigorated and stabilized by a flowing trine aspect to steadfast Saturn at 8:43 AM EDT. Get up, get out, and start the day with a smile on your face and a kind word for those you meet!

In early December, a cycle began of creating something solid to support personal growth and stability. What began in your life at that time? In mid-March, you likely made an effort to support the ongoing growth of that cycle. Now, you should be able to see the full expression ahead. This expression is not here yet but you can clearly see whether the best decisions were made on this path.

Now is the time to make any necessary adjustments to prepare for the full revelation of the cycle which will be expressed or exposed in mid-June.

The Moon is in Capricorn throughout the day, quietly supporting your serious endeavors.

At 9:55 PM EDT, with a sextile to Neptune, the emotional Moon takes on a softer side. Settle in with music, poetry, or a movie that will engage your compassionate or inspirational nature. Sleep early and enjoy your dreams.

 

 

EFFORT & SELF-DISCIPLINE

Tuesday, April 18, 2017:

The Moon continues through responsible Capricorn on Tuesday. Try not to lose touch with Monday’s gift of stability and determination. Tuesday is a trickier day to manage. The Moon engages directly with power struggles & coercion (Pluto), anxiety (Uranus), and potentially, an overblown ego (Jupiter). Do not neglect your meditation on Tuesday!

Before you get nervous about this, please remember that these are Moon transits that pass quickly and will cause no difficulty unless you engage with them through fear or defensiveness. Allow any interpersonal difficulties or challenges to roll off your back. Don’t take the bait and don’t offer it either!

The Moon connects with Jupiter early in the morning, and with mighty Pluto at 9:59 AM EDT. The Moon also forms a challenging square aspect to Uranus at 8:32 PM EDT.

Mid-morning and late evening will likely be sensitive times. Do not allow yourself to be sucked into difficulties, and be sure you are not pulling others into hard situations as well.

This is a day to keep your nose to the grindstone, move a serious agenda forward, and offer kindness to others. They will be grateful and you will benefit. Utilize this as a serious day of effort and self-discipline.

 

 

TIME OF BLOSSOMING

Wednesday, April 19, 2017:

Vibrance of Calm by Nyna Greben via Wiki Commons

Wednesday is a very busy day. Before you are even out of bed, we have reached the Third Quarter Moon which encourages you to release what is no longer working in your life. Bring some items to Goodwill; clean out your closet, let go of something you thought was important that you see no longer serves you.

At 6:52 AM EDT, the Moon enters altruistic Aquarius encouraging you to open your mind to a new perspective as you move into the new season at hand.

Here in northern Vermont, Spring has finally landed with certainty. There is growth and blossoming everywhere! The life force of the Sun enters Taurus, the fixed sign of stabilization at 5:27 PM EDT!

Now, it is time to get that garden planted! Enjoy and observe with reverence the full expression of this season of increase! Over the coming month, there will be much to celebrate with the flowers blooming, the sound of peepers, and the baby lambs in the fields. Allow yourself to feel the opening of your heart into this season of growth.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:57 AM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 6:52 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.

 

 

COURAGE & MISTAKES

Thursday, April 20, 2017:

In the earliest hours of Thursday morning, while you still slept, Mercury’s retrograde motion brings him back into contact with the steadfast Taurus Sun. This will assist in your adjustment between seasons and will help you to maintain practicality.

However, common sense may falter as Mercury proceeds backward into hot-blooded Aries at 1:37 PM EDT. You are likely to notice your thinking becoming decisive and forceful.

You are now able to locate the courage you need to take action on something you have struggled with over the past few weeks. What is it you need to say that has been difficult? Mercury will remain in Aries (until turning direct on May 3rd).

Pay attention to the difference between assertiveness and aggression, certainty and assault. Say what must be sad with kindness and compassion.

It often takes deep courage to admit to your mistakes and it is likely that is a necessary part of the conversation you must have. We all make mistakes, take responsibility and move forward with determination and love.

 

 

DEEP LONGING

Friday, April 21, 2017:

Friday is not a simple day! First, you will feel the shift as Mars, the planet of direct initiative and dynamic action, leaves Taurus where he has been for the past six weeks. Mars is thrilled to leave behind the slow, earthy energy of Taurus to enter Gemini where he has more freedom to engage in curiosity and enthusiastic action.

Mars will remain in Gemini until June 4, 2017.

The real challenge of Friday comes when exquisite Venus forms a challenging square aspect to reliable Saturn at 7:08 AM EDT. This energy will remain with you throughout the day and suggests a time of questioning your values, intimate relationships, beauty, and your financial stability.

Think back to the beginning of this cycle in late October 2016. Were you beginning a new intimacy or a new relationship with your finances at that time? Contemplate what effort you need to take now that will let yourself, others, and the Universe know how serious you are in the development of your deepest longings.

This transit often leaves us feeling a bit melancholy and sad. Allow yourself to rest and understand that going inward is part of what is necessary.

At 3:43 PM EDT, the Moon enters Pisces bringing you to a sensitive, dreamy Friday evening. If you attempt to go to a party or other social event, you may have a disappointing evening. Stay home, spend time alone or with intimate loved ones. Rest.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:23 PM EDT until she enters Pisces at 3:43 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.

 

The Champion Swimmer by Sir Edward John Poynter via The Athenauem

DREAMY  AND IMPRESSIONABLE

Saturday, April 22, 2017:

Saturday brings us to a very simple day. If you can avoid having expectations of yourself and others, this can be a lovely day.

The impressionable, dreamy Pisces Moon lazily drifts through the day. The only aspect throughout the day is when the Moon connects with mystical Neptune at 3:57 PM EDT.

You may choose to fall asleep on the couch and wonder where the day went when you awaken hours later; you may want nothing more than to dream or create inspired works of art. Deepen your meditation practice or simply release your solid hold on reality and allow yourself to dream.

Be cautious with alcohol or other substances as you may be more sensitive to them than normal. Enjoy this time of sensitivity and rest.

 

 

CONTINUED SENSITIVITY

Sunday, April 23, 2017:

Sunday continues with much the same illusive sensitivity as Saturday. If you were able to rest on Saturday, make contact with others in a gentle compassionate manner today. Again, do not have high expectations; simply rest in the company of friends or loved ones.

If you were not able to rest on Saturday, focus on self-care, rest, and sensitive inspiration.

At 8:33 PM EDT, the Moon leaves placid Pisces behind and enters courageous Aries with dynamic determination. After such a quiet weekend, it may be hard to sleep as the impulsive, and sometimes combative, Aries Moon wakes you from your slumber.

You will feel ready to head into a new week with gusto when Monday morning comes.

The Pisces Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:35 PM EDT until she enters Aries at 8:33 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

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

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

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