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: 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.

Contact me today. or just go ahead and schedule that appointment you have been meaning to make!

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.

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: April 25, 2016 through May 1, 2016

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

 

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Our conversation will offer you a profoundly renewed perspective on your life and circumstances.

ನಿಸರ್ಗದೋಂದಿಗೆ_ಮಹಿಳೆ03 by Vishwakarma Acharya via Wiki Commons

ನಿಸರ್ಗದೋಂದಿಗೆ_ಮಹಿಳೆ03 by Vishwakarma Acharya via Wiki Commons

 

BALANCE EXPANSION & CONTEMPLATION

Monday, April 25, 2016:

Monday begins with the Moon in Sagittarius.  Sagittarius energies generally offer idealism, the desire for exploration, and general optimism toward our lives and circumstances.  Throughout the course of Monday, the Moon forms challenging aspects to Mars, Neptune, Jupiter, and Saturn, adding challenge to the simplicity that Sagittarius would prefer!

Take time for an early morning meditation on all the aspects of your life that bring you pleasure and joy.  Focus on that expanded view even as your awareness requires that you go to a serious state of introspection.  Even as you hold in your mind the most expansive vision of your life, you must respond to your circumstances with a practical pragmatic approach.

Allowing both the expansion (that comes through study, understanding, and play) and the serious contemplation (that comes through introspection and analysis) to find an internal balance point is the task for Monday.  In all your dealings with others on Monday, be the observer.  Can you see how that balance is working in their situation?  If they are heavily weighted on one side or the other, offer the counter point perspective.

 

 

SEEK INSPIRATION; ALLOW SURPRISES

Tuesday, April 26, 2016:

On Tuesday, it will be much easier to enjoy the expansive, fun side of the Sagittarius Moon.  As the day begins, Lady Luna forms a trine aspect to Uranus followed by another trine aspect to Venus later in the day.

This is a day when surprising situations and circumstances can arise regarding your financial situation or your love life.  With both Uranus and Venus in Aries and the Moon in Sagittarius, this is a very exciting and fiery combination.  The element of Fire (which consists of Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius) offers enthusiasm, vitality, and inspiration.

Keep your eyes and heart open and available for unexpected inspiration.  Open to a larger vision of where you want to be!  This is not a day to hold back out of misguided humility.  Open to the full view of what is possible.

It is true that Mars is retrograde and some things may have to be renegotiated later, but don’t let that stop you from a path that lights up your heart as it calls you forward.  It may not be permanent, but there is so much to learn along the way.

At 6:55 PM EDT, the Moon enters Capricorn.  The next few days will carry a more serious tone.  On an emotional level, you may feel the need to take the practical realities of your situation more seriously than you have in recent days.

Before you go to bed, make a plan for what you will accomplish over the next few days.  Get to sleep early; you will be glad for the extra energy when you wake up on Wednesday morning.

 

EASE OF MOVEMENT

Metamorphosis by Paskua via Wiki Commons

Metamorphosis by Paskua via Wiki Commons

Wednesday, April 27, 2016:

Wednesday begins with a lovely trine aspect between the Capricorn Moon and the Taurus Sun.  This supports any and all efforts toward practical goals and real world progress.  Where ever you put your attention, in the form of practical effort, should move forward with surprising ease.

You may be distracted by an unrealistic dream in the late afternoon when the Moon is sextile Neptune.  If you can sneak in even a brief meditation, at approximately 4:57 PM EDT, it will support your more practical efforts as opposed to it being a distraction.

At 8:46 PM EDT, the Moon trine Jupiter.  Begin a significant conversation with loved ones or family members before heading to bed.  Where do you want to support each other in your (and their) personal growth?  What practical considerations can you provide that will make a significant difference in someone else reaching their full potential?  Give this some thought.

Because Mercury is about to turn retrograde tomorrow, this is the time to make a list of all the things you want to get caught-up-on during that three week period of time.  Think about any unfinished projects of a practical nature, those projects that need time and attention to finally remove them from your to-do-list.

Make a list of all that has been left undone.  Those are the things that you will focus on accomplishing over the coming weeks.  We will have more conversation about Mercury retrograde over the next few days.  For now, make the list, and commit to sticking to it.

This three-week period will not be the time to begin new projects!

 

HOW TO LOVE MERCURY RETROGRADE

Thursday, April 28, 2016:

The early part of the day may bring you face-to-face with some deep insecurity as you are again reminded of the intense, revolutionary change that is occurring in so many areas of the world, including our culture, our communities, and on a profoundly personal level, within us.  Each layer reflects the other layers.

What you see shifting and changing internally, you will also see reflected in the circumstances of your community and the world.  The Capricorn Moon makes challenging aspects to both Pluto and Uranus before 12:00 PM EDT.

As you try to find the best way to manage these uncertain energies with all the thoughts they bring to mind, Mercury turns retrograde at 12:20 PM EDT.

Remember, there are 4 simple steps to working with Mercury retrograde:

  1. Don’t buy into the drama you hear about Mercury being retrograde!
  2. Make a list of everything that you have begun but NOT completed since the last Mercury retrograde – this includes projects, errands, conversations, and even books you have not finished.
  3. For the next 3 weeks, check off the tasks on this list!  This is your focus!
  4. Don’t be tempted to start any new projects, new commitments, new jobs, or new relationships.

Following these steps is not only intended to help smooth out the process but is intended to help you absolutely LOVE Mercury retrograde.  It is such a powerful time to catch up with all that slipped through the cracks of your busy life!

People get so worried about Mercury retrograde; it really is only a problem if you don’t follow these steps.  This is a powerful time to catch up with your life!

Share this post!  Help others understand how best to work with the cycles of life.

Mercury’s retrograde is in Taurus, suggesting that we will be rethinking our most personal values and re-evaluating how we use our time, attention, and physical energy.

 

SEEK BEAUTY EVERYWHERE

Friday, April 29, 2016:

In the wee hours of Friday morning, the Moon enters freedom-loving Aquarius.  With the Moon in Aquarius, we are able to envision the world from an objective and unpredictable vantage point.  This enables us to experiment with new ideas without having to worry about what others think of us or our ideas.

As the Moon moves through the early degrees of Aquarius, she forms a square to the Taurus Sun (exact at 10:29 PM EDT).  This is the Third Quarter Square in the Lunar Cycle.

Think about the Sun in stable, conservative, routine loving Taurus and the Moon in progressive, inventive, unconventional Aquarius.  It is easy to feel the tension and stress created between these energies.

You can see this reflected in the world as the pull between the conservative and the innovative.  Look at how it is currently reflected within yourself, amongst your friends, and certainly, in the US political process!

Take time to review anything that you initiated around the New Moon on April 7th. Consider what needs to be completed or released in preparation for the new lunar cycle that will begin on May 6th at 16° Taurus.

At 7:35 PM EDT, Venus joins the Sun and Mercury in Taurus.  Your most pressing values and your desire for love find stability following the recent intensity and excitement when Venus (while in hot-headed Aries) joined with Uranus last week.  If there has been great intensity, excitement, and anxiety regarding a significant relationship, now you will find it slowing down to seek stability or it will settle into a space of boredom.

Observe your attitudes and behavior toward love and money over the coming days.  It is up to each of us how we use this energy.  Venus in Taurus can be lazy and may want nothing more than to sit on the couch holding hands and watching TV.  A better use for the Venus in Taurus energy would be to get out the massage table and increase sensuality and body pleasure.  Give a massage; get a massage.  Plant a garden; create beauty.  Notice beauty in everything.  Develop reverence toward your life.

 

Летний день в Самаре, 2005 by 3ypoarah via Wiki Commons

Летний день в Самаре, 2005 by 3ypoarah via Wiki Commons

SUPPORT SOCIAL INNOVATION

Saturday, April 30, 2016:

When we awake on Saturday, we face a day of open-minded detachment because of the lovely Aquarius Moon.  Make it a point to spend time engaging in conversations, in the company of like-minded others, about humanitarian issues in spite of all the things that seem more important on your ‘to-do list’.  Expect the ability to exercise freedom and detachment from the emotional demands or poor boundaries of others.

Regarding that group of ‘like-minded others’, the empowerment you receive through your connection will be stronger if you don’t know each other on a personal level.  Find a group that is discussing some political or social issue you feel passionate about.  Let your spouse and best friends find something else to do.

This is a day to develop revolutionary (or at least unusual) ideas with others, for others.  You can assist in opening the group-mind to innovative solutions for those who need us to shine a light in the direction of real cultural progress.

Continue into the evening engaged in a social event with purpose.  Bring your friends together and guide the conversation to humanitarian, revolutionary, or scientific topics.  Human progress and innovation is essential now.

 

DREAM A LITTLE DREAM

Sunday, May 1, 2016:

At 7:00 AM EDT, the Taurus Sun forms a sextile to Neptune in Pisces.  You may be tempted to sleep late as the dream state feels like just the place to be during this transit

Think back to February 28th or thereabouts.  Did you enter or engage a significant dream, fantasy, or illusion at that time?  Perhaps, you began a spiritual practice, an escape plan, or you lacked the ability to pull yourself out of a deep bewilderment, self-delusion, or suffering.

With respect to how far you have come regarding whatever began at that time, examine how you want this situation or process to unfold.  There is no action that needs to be taken at this time, but action will be necessary in early June

At 9:34 AM EDT, the Moon enters Pisces and we are even less likely to want to move forward to an active or accomplishment-focused day.  You may feel very spiritually or psychically open.  Use this energy for spiritual or creative pursuits.  If nothing else seems to feel ‘right’, allow music to provide your spirit to open your ability to access deep spiritual awakening or insights.

Offer compassion, love, and beautiful to everyone you encounter, many may be in deep confusion.  Your compassion can be just what they need to reach a more grounded workable state.

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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.

 

Weekly Astrology Weather: April 28, 2015 through May 3, 2015

This Week’s Scorpio Full Moon Shows us the Nature of Our Desire

I am delighted to be back!

Again, I apologize for not having the weekly posts here on the blog for the past two weeks. I hope you have read the daily posts on Facebook.

In case you are wondering; Brenda is working hard on her recovery. We are both focusing on consistent exercise and making healthier food choices. 😉

I have moved out of my Burlington apartment and am now living in the northern wilderness, very close to the Canadian border! I am enjoying the quiet, the wildlife I see along the road, and the owls and peepers I hear at night.

As much as I have watched the lives of my clients transform over the past several years, I was not anticipating such total transformation in my own life. Somehow, I believed that major life transformation was the province of youth or of those not obsessively watching the planetary cycles! Ha! What a silly thought that was!

On the Lawn by Georges Barbier

On the Lawn by Georges Barbier

The early part of this week looks pleasant and relatively uncomplicated. As we move toward the weekend, we may encounter some stress and intensity of emotion.

Sunday brings us to a powerful Full Moon in Scorpio, illuminating our desires and demanding that we work within the full reality of our situation. The full reality is never as easy to see as one may imagine; take time to consider the perspective from which you view the world.

As an exercise, consider your situation from the perspective of others. Working with a multitude of perspectives enables us a clearer view of reality.

 

SOCIALIZE WITH AN OPEN HEART
Monday, April 27, 2015:

The week begins with the Leo Moon square Mercury in Taurus at 10:13 AM EDT. Our stable thought processes may struggle with our emotional need to engage in high drama and playfulness.

Between 10:13 AM EDT and 9:08 PM EDT, the Leo Moon is VOC*, offering us time to move slowly into the week. It is best not to schedule anything of future significance during this time.

Good conversation along with a playful attitude is available today. Join your colleagues or coworkers for a cocktail or coffee after work. Simple socialization and openhearted friendliness without an agenda is a great way to utilize the energy of this day.

 

GIVE YOURSELF TO ACCOMPLISHMENT
Tuesday, April 28, 2015:

On Tuesday, we are ready to settle into some serious work. The Moon is in hard-working Virgo, allowing us to focus on the details of any project we are involved in. Take advantage of this push toward accomplishment as early in the day as possible.

The Virgo Moon is supported by Saturn early in the day and by the Taurus Sun in the afternoon. Plan on getting a good deal of work accomplished by mid afternoon.

At 4:00 PM, the Virgo Moon opposes Neptune and we may lose focus and simply need the evening hours for dreamy consideration of the softer side of life. Watch a good film tonight. Please don’t waste time on bad television; find a film that will detach your mind from its most solid moorings and allow your imagination to soar.

 

GATHER INFORMATION TO REACH YOUR DREAM
Wednesday, April 29, 2015:

In many ways, Wednesday is going to be a simple mirror image of Tuesday. Again, we start the day off with a great deal of energy that can be used toward accomplishment and working with details.

Painting of Romeo and Juliet, artist unknown

Painting of Romeo and Juliet, artist unknown

I can imagine our work feeling inspired and even infused with empowerment, assertiveness, and drive. You will not want to waste this energy. Find the projects that most need motivation and drive and put your attention on those!

At 7:10 PM EDT, the Sun sextile Neptune. The cycle between the Sun and Neptune began the last week of February 2015. What dream did you choose to begin at that time?

Consider that dream; spend time gathering information, and researching what your next steps toward it will be. The requirement today is not in action but in gathering the information that will enable serious action at the end of May.

 

EASE OF COMMUNICATION
Thursday, April 30, 2015:

Thursday begins with the Moon in Virgo becoming VOC* following a trine to Mercury at 8:24 AM EDT. This is a brief VOC* as the Moon enters Libra at 10:02 AM EDT. This is another day that would be good for socializing after work. Others should be feeling good about their accomplishments and with the diplomacy of Libra. This is a great time for social bonding.

At 9:59 PM EDT, Mercury enters its home sign of Gemini where it will remain until July 8, 2015. If that seems like a long time in one sign, it is! Yes, Mercury will be retrograde in Gemini between May 18th and June 11th. Get this information on your calendar right away, so that you can prepare ahead of time!

For now, enjoy Mercury in Gemini. Mercury is the planet that represents what we think about, our skills and struggles with communication, and our thought processes in general. Mercury loves to be in Gemini where it can think and process information more easily than in any other sign.

 

APOLOGIES MAY BE IN ORDER
Friday, May 1, 2015:

Friday, as the Moon passes through Libra, she once again encounters both Pluto and Uranus. We are reminded of the struggles and challenges we have encountered in the past few years. This is an excellent day to take stock of the mistakes you have made along the way. Consider any toes you may have stepped on throughout the period of your most recent life transformation.

Perhaps, you have left others feeling disregarded, disrespected, or uncared for as your own needs have demanded your focus. Consider any amends or apologies that may be in order.

The apologies themselves can wait and be made at the next New Moon (May 17). Determine who those apologies need to go to, make the commitment to do so, and get it on your calendar.

 

Two Lovers in a Garden, artist unknown

Two Lovers in a Garden, artist unknown

 

SEEK INTENSE EMOTIONAL CONNECTION
Saturday, May 2, 2015:

Saturday begins with the Moon still in Libra. She makes a beautiful trine aspect to Venus at 10:04 AM EDT, followed by a full day of the Libra Moon VOC*. This is a lovely day for simply enjoying your life.

Hang out in coffee shops with friends, spend the day in a museum, or watching people on the street. This is not a day for shopping or for trying to accomplish anything for the future. This is a day for simple enjoyment. Don’t complicate it!

At 9:47 PM EDT, the Moon enters Scorpio bringing us to an evening of intense emotional connection, deep sexual pleasure or intensification, or profound psychological probing. If you spend Saturday evening/night with someone you do not know well, this will bring your connection to a profound depth quite quickly.
SCORPIO FULL MOON ILLUMINATES OUR DESIRE NATURE
Sunday, May 3, 2015:

Sunday brings us to the Full Moon in Scorpio as we experience sexual and emotional passion and connection. This is not the day to spend with folks you want a light or casual connection with. There is far too much emotional intensity within the environment of the day.

Spend time alone looking into your own deep psychological patterns or connect on a profoundly deep level with others.

Early Sunday morning, at 4:34 AM EDT, Mercury opposes Saturn. If you keep a journal or are able to remember the serious consideration or conversation you began during the last week of November 2014; now you are able to see exactly where that conversation or consideration has brought you. The full energy of that conversation is now fully revealed and that creative expression is now released.

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This week: The VOC* Moon!

VOC* (void of course) refers to the period of time between the final aspect that the Moon makes while in one sign until she enters the next sign. This can consist of several minutes or many hours. These periods are best handled with little expectation of accomplishment. These times are ideally suited for rest and contemplation.
Block off these times in your schedule and avoid making significant decisions or working on important projects during these times. During VOC* Moon, focus on routine tasks. You will be surprised at how this one change will smooth the edges of your life!

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

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

Monday, April 27, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Leo) following a square to Mercury at 10:13 AM EDT until entering Virgo at 9:08 PM EDT.

Thursday, April 30, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Virgo) following a trine to Mercury at 8:24 AM EDT until she enters Libra at 10:02 AM EDT.

Saturday, May 2, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Libra) following a trine to Venus at 10:04 AM EDT until entering Scorpio at 9:47 PM EDT.
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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transit between the planets. I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and are often fleeting moods. I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.
The aspects I consider: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.  The planets I am working with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

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Waxing Crescent Moon
Waxing Crescent Moon

The moon is currently in Virgo
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