Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: January 8, 2018 through January 14, 2018

 

“There is no measuring with time, no year matters, and 10 years are nothing. Being an artist means, not reckoning and counting, but ripening like the tree which does not force its sap and stands confident in the storms of Spring without the fear that after them may come no Summer. It does come. But it comes only to the patient, who are there as though eternity lay before them, so unconcernedly still and wide. I learn it daily, learn it with pain to which I am grateful: patience is everything!”

~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Der Regenschirm by Marie Bashkirtseff via Wiki Media

 

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The night sky is very quiet right now with Jupiter and Mars coming over the horizon in the early morning hours. Venus is currently situated directly on the other side of the Sun from Earth. She will slowly edge away from the Sun’s glare over the coming weeks. By late February, she will begin her brilliant evening display which will last through September of 2018.

 

 

INTEGRITY PAVES THE WAY

Monday, January 8, 2018:

Monday brings us into a powerhouse of a week as Venus, the planet of love and beauty, joins with the Sun in its Superior Conjunction, when it is on the other side of the Sun. This aspect becomes fully expressed early Tuesday.

The Sun and Venus join with Pluto early on Tuesday as well, impacting the early part of the week powerfully.

Along with the deep and empowered conversation, these three planets are having, the Sun and Venus each form a supportive sextile aspect to expansive Jupiter.

Venus and the Sun, later in the week, also sextile with assertive Mars as Mars and Jupiter travel together through the deep waters of Scorpio.

There is a powerful opportunity here for the serious empowerment of love and of the feminine to break down the overblown patriarchal connection to negative sexuality, violence, and unhealthy aggression.

While in Saturn, the Sun, Venus, and Pluto are all in Saturn’s domicile of Capricorn, prepare to watch how integrity is rewarded and lack of integrity receives its comeuppance.

This is the year that we each must tell the truth and receive the supportive gifts or wrath of the Universe.

You may experience a sense of great relief along with these three sextiles on Monday morning. Consider how the sextile of the Sun and Venus to Jupiter turns your attention toward what brings meaning to your life and asks you to seek out others who share your passions and your goals.

Another sextile is formed between Mars and Pluto offering assistance as you commit yourself to the direction of those passions and goals.

There will likely be some stress in the evening as the Libra Moon, wanting to make everyone happy, encounters others who may not want to support the agenda. Relax and allow the more powerful conversations of the day to hold the space for powerful movement.

 

LOVE PAVES THE WAY

Tuesday, January 9, 2018:

The significant conjunction between the Sun, Venus, and Pluto is exact in the early hours of Tuesday morning. This brings powerful development as love and the feminine break down elements of negative masculinity, the misuse of sexuality, and violence.

In the coming months with Saturn, the Sun, Venus, and Pluto all in Saturn’s domicile of Capricorn, integrity must overtake control and greed. We must each do our part to uphold our love for the Universe and each other.

The Moon lingers in diplomatic Libra until mid-afternoon, forming a gently agreeable sextile to Mercury at 11:13 AM EST. This allows for engagement in conversations that encourage understanding and connection.

At 3:06 PM EST, the Moon leaves agreeable Libra behind and enters passionate Scorpio, closely followed by Venus sextile Mars at 4:07 PM EST. The conversations suggested for Tuesday afternoon may lead to romance or at the very least a purposeful and passionate connection. A pleasantly assertive Sun sextile Mars shortly after midnight,t heightens the possibility of romance.

The Libra Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 11:13 AM EST until she enters Scorpio at 3:06 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

REST IN FLOW

Wednesday, January 10, 2018:

Following the intensity of Monday and Tuesday, Wednesday offers a day to rest and allow yourself to daydream and reflect.

Sunset at Christmas Eve, Honolulu, Hawaii woodblock print by Arman Manookian via Wiki Media

At 2:40 PM EST, the Scorpio Moon forms a flowing trine aspect to dreamy, sensitive Neptune.

Allow yourself to get lost in daydreaming, watch a film, engage in whatever activity brings you to a place of ‘flow’; spend time in meditation, listen to soothing music, or create something that comes from your deepest sense of mystical oneness.

Thursday will remove your access to easy mental flow as Mercury entering Capricorn, where it will remain until January 31st, brings your mind to the stern edge of reality. Integrity remains in the limelight for each of us and the culture at large.

  

THOUGHTS DEEPEN

Thursday, January 11, 2018:

I hope you were able to enjoy the sense of flow that was available on Wednesday as it may be the last opportunity for such bliss, at least until Mercury enters Aquarius at the end of January.

As you begin the day, Mercury has joined Saturn, the Sun, Venus, and Pluto in cautious, serious Capricorn. This is a large pile-up in a very restrictive sign. If you know what house Capricorn holds in your chart, you will understand where the focus of hard work and increasing responsibility lies. This is the area of your life that came into focus in late December and will require ongoing attention and effort over the next few years. Make sure you are engaging in this area of your life with the highest integrity, maturity, and sustained effort. The reality of your situation will show where you need to deepen your attention and tell the truth about your commitment.

The Scorpio Moon forms a passionate conjunction with Mars at 7:35 AM EST. This will awaken you with strong energy to move forward. Shortly thereafter, she forms lovely sextile aspects to both the Sun and Venus, suggesting pleasant, intimate interactions with those you love. Take advantage, it should be a sweet morning leading into a quiet afternoon and evening.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 9:54 AM EST until she enters Sagittarius at 2:04 AM EST on Friday morning. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

EXPAND YOUR VIEW

Friday, January 12, 2018:

By the time you begin the day on Friday, the Moon is in idealistic, freedom-seeking Sagittarius. This suggests an emotional need for autonomy, physical space, and exploration. Sagittarius is an optimistic sign and brings relief after the intensity of the past few days with the Scorpio Moon. You are more apt to see the humor and lightness of your circumstances and are ready to explore a more expansive view of the world and those around you.

Although the day is likely to be relatively upbeat, by evening, you may feel Mercury’s connection to Saturn looming. Communications and conversations seem to highlight the differences between yourself and others. There are indeed serious issues to consider but try not to fall into the trap of pessimistic thinking.

Be aware of your own self-talk and how you speak to others. Offer open-hearted kindness and resist the temptation to judge them. Remember, you know only your own mind and your own life, there is no space to judge the lives of others. Seek out true compassion.

Wintertafereeltje met Schaatsende Kinderen en een sneeuwpop by D. F. van Heyst via Wiki Media

 

AUTONOMY AND FREEDOM

Saturday, January 13, 2018:

Your best bet this weekend is to spend time alone.

Saturday begins with a heightened awareness of how differently you think from those around you and conflict arises easily. You may feel pessimistic and easily frustrated or aggravated. This is reflected in the early-morning conjunction from Mercury to Saturn.

The day does not get easier from there. At 2:08 PM EST, Venus forms a troubling square aspect to Uranus putting you at odds with your loved ones. We will all need a sense of autonomy and freedom. Taking time for yourself is the smartest choice you can make.

It is unlikely that you and those you love will want to go in the same direction, so go ahead and go your separate ways. Allowing that to be okay and supporting each other in this choice will support each of you. There is no need to explain yourself. We all need time alone.

As Venus sextiles Chiron at 9:51 PM EST, any issues of abandonment that came from the separation are able to be healed. Connect deeply on Saturday night as you will again need time alone on Sunday.

 

RESTLESSNESS AND DISTANCE 

Sunday, January 14, 2018:

If you assume that needing time alone was a one-off for Saturday, you’ll be in for a surprise when the same need shows up on Sunday thanks to a restless, unsettling square between the serious Capricorn Sun and detached eccentric Uranus.

The Moon enters Capricorn at 2:43 PM EST increasing a need for emotional distance. Again, give yourself and others lots of physical and emotional space. This would be a good day to work on individual, innovative projects that require long-term effort.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 3:48 AM EST until she enters Capricorn at 2:43 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

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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: December 26, 2016 through January 1, 2017

Here we are at the last week of 2016! For many of you, this has been a challenging year and 2017 remains a mystery.

Cupid with a Butterfly by William Adolphe Bouguereau via Wiki Commons

Cupid with a Butterfly by William Adolphe Bouguereau via Wiki Commons

An astrological consultation with an open minded, generous hearted, competent astrologer will clearly show you the larger picture at play and the direction the universal is calling you towards.

I am taking new clients again and would love to meet with you to help you move forward into 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.

 

 

UNUSUAL BELIEFS

Monday, December 26, 2016:

On Monday, you may experience some emotional fallout; perhaps a reaction to the overdose of sweetness and connection from the past few days. You may be anxious to get back to your regular routines. It would be easy to fall into old passive aggressive or cranky patterns of behavior as the day begins.

Go for a walk or take some form of exercise if you feel any agitation. Expending physical energy is a good way to shift this. It will not last long.

At 1:35 PM EST, Jupiter opposes Uranus. This is the first of three “hits” of this highly significant transit. The second “hit” is in March of 2017 and the third will occur in September of 2017.

Think back to something that began in your life in 2010, something that spoke to the expansion of the unusual. Perhaps, you began to understand a belief system that was new or unusual to your way of thinking at the time. Maybe you traveled somewhere that has changed how you experience yourself and the world. Whatever began then is now worthy of renewed contemplation. What has the seed you planted back then brought to you?

Whatever began in 2010 is now fully illuminated and ready to be brought out into the light of full view. Beliefs that have grown internally can no longer be denied. Show the truth of who you are now.

At 11:18 PM EST, Mercury sextile Neptune; allow your thoughts to drift and be open to the dreams that are offered.

 

 

DEVELOPING COURAGE

Tuesday, December 27, 2016:

The first influence of the day is a sextile between the serious Capricorn Sun and dynamic Mars who is trying to understand the best way to express himself while moving through the sensitive sign of Pisces. This aspect speaks of possibilities.

Think back to June of 2015. Did something occur where you developed assertiveness or courage at that time? If so, you are being asked now to consider how you will continue that process; perhaps, developing more courage in a new circumstance beginning in July 2017.

Perhaps, it was different for you. Did you become angry or aggressive toward someone or something at that time (June 2015)? If so, now you are given the opportunity to release that anger. It is time to let it go and move on. Is there an apology that needs to be made or some other communication to help settle this issue?

The Sagittarius Moon brings mixed messages throughout the day. Excitement and enthusiasm in the earlier part of the day leads to a slump around 4:00 PM EST that then lightens up considerably after 8:00 PM EST.

Time spent alone on solitary projects between 4:00 and 8:00 PM EST will help you maintain an optimistic expansive view of your world and those who encounter.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:45 PM EST until she enters Capricorn on Wednesday morning at 10:12 AM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

 

Butterflies by Fujishima Takeji via Wiki Commons

Butterflies by Fujishima Takeji via Wiki Commons

EXPLANATIONS AND UNDERSTANDING

Wednesday, December 28, 2016:

Wednesday morning begins slowly, shifting into serious contemplations when the Moon enters Capricorn at 10:12 AM EST.

With the careful Capricorn Sun joining with perceptive Mercury at 1:47 PM EST, please pay attention to your conversations on Wednesday afternoon.

With Mercury retrograde, make sure that you listen carefully and make an effort to understand other points of view. Be clear as you share your viewpoint. Are there explanations that will assist others in understanding you? Do you need explanations from others? No defensiveness on either side is required.

At 6:05 PM EST, Mercury sextile Mars offers you an opportunity to more deeply understand your own motivations and those of others.

We are currently in the Dark Phase of the Moon; go inward to understand your own motivations.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:45 PM EST on Tuesday until she enters Capricorn on Wednesday morning at 10:12 AM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 


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CAPRICORN NEW MOON – BUILD INTEGRITY

Thursday, December 29, 2016:

Uranus turns direct on Thursday at 4:29 AM EST. Since Uranus began his retrograde on July 29th, we have gained awareness of the perverse revolutionary cracks in our cultural system. As Uranus moves forward and picks up speed in the coming weeks, our collective awareness and understanding grows. We begin to see a new direction for our personal and collective revolution.

The Capricorn New Moon is exact at 1:54 AM EST.

Please take time to do a simple New Moon ritual. You will want to complete your ritual before Friday morning.

The Capricorn New Moon brings powerful energy for the development of responsibility, maturity, and integrity. Set an intention regarding the ability to stabilize your life and ambitions through maturity and serious considerations.
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 the upcoming cycle. Have two candles available for your ritual. Light the first candle to represent yourself, just as you are at this moment in time. Light the second candle as an aspiration of what you want to create. Each day, take a moment to focus on yourself as you light the first candle. As you light the second candle, focus on drawing to you what you are creating, as you bring the two candles closer together. At the Full Moon in two weeks, bring them fully together and see the results of what you have created.
Share this ritual with your friends and loved ones.
Today’s New Moon at 7° Capricorn insists that you plant a seed of solid reality and that we prepare ourselves to grow in discipline, responsibility, and prudent integrity.

 

 

SEEING THE DREAM

Friday, December 30, 2016:

Ideally, Friday will be a day of rest. The Capricorn Moon is VOC* all day until she enters the quirky sign of Aquarius at 8:29 PM EST. If you’ve rested properly throughout the day, this should be a fun evening of entertainment with friends. Be careful not to wear yourself out before New Year’s Eve.

At 6:24 PM EST, the serious Capricorn Sun sextile Neptune, helping you relax into the inspired internal changes that have occurred over the past year. Look back to a dream that you set in motion in late February of 2016. What you thought you were creating at that time is now released gently in order to prepare for the next step of that dream. It will be fully released in the beginning of March 2017. If your eyes are open now, you will begin to see the barest outline of the new dream coming into focus.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 3:07 AM EST until she enters Aquarius at 8:29 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

Butterflies, Other Insects, and Flowers by Jan van Kessel via Wiki Commons

Butterflies, Other Insects, and Flowers by Jan van Kessel via Wiki Commons

 

WILD MIND

Saturday, December 31, 2016:

The final day of the year is interesting as there are no major aspects at all.

The Moon travels unimpeded between 1° and 14° Aquarius. As the Moon moves through the signs of the zodiac, she sets the emotional tone of our days. The Moon changes sign approximately every 2 ½ days.

While the Moon is in Aquarius, you will find yourself more concerned with humanity and less concerned with individual people. Aquarius is a visionary sign and sees the big picture from a relatively detached perspective.

This is a time to gather with like-minded acquaintances for intellectual connections and collaborations. Ideas and thoughts can go in unusual directions while seeking others with similar vision.

Envision your life as you wish it to be with no restrictions from others. You seek and long for a sense of freedom. Give yourself and each other the space to explore your own wild mind.

 

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Sunday, January 1, 2017:

As we celebrate the New Year on Saturday night, shortly after midnight, Mars will join with Neptune, beginning a cycle of energizing your compassionate understanding of this mystical world we live in. It could also energize you to drink more than you need to!

When you wake up on Sunday morning, it will be clear which way you played this. In many ways, you can use this transit to support you in the upcoming two years. This could be the time to finally face and end a long-term dependency on substances. You could find the courage to face your demons and create great works of music or art.

Think of what can be created when you bring together inspiration and courage. Plant a seed.

The Moon continues through Aquarius; spend time in the company of others who support you to your highest good. Offer your highest good to others.

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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.

 

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