Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: October 16, 2017 through October 22, 2017

 

 

“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 it 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

 

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BEGIN THE PLAN

Monday, October 16, 2017:

This week begins on a much easier note than last week; thank goodness!

The Moon is in precise, efficient Virgo providing the ability for you to pay careful attention to the details, buckle down, and accomplish what needs to be done.

At 7:13 AM EDT, as you begin the day, the diplomatic Libra Sun forms a charming sextile aspect to hard-working Saturn. This is a good time to explore how you want to work with a new cycle of stabilization that will begin in late December when the Sun and Saturn conjunct at zero degrees Capricorn. Look at where zero degrees Capricorn falls in your chart; the house placement will tell you what area of life requires a major, meaningful new beginning.

Explore new ideas, get serious about this; begin to gather your thoughts about a very important, new endeavor to start in late December. As Saturn leaves Sagittarius behind to enter Capricorn, we will all begin to be engaged on more serious projects. Begin your preparation for that now.

 

 

THE MIND DEEPENS

Tuesday, October 17, 2017:

When you wake up on Tuesday morning, you may notice the quality of your mind has shifted to a very different state. While you slept, Mercury left Libra behind to enter Scorpio. While in Libra, your thinking and conversations have been focused on making things look good and maintaining, at least, the image of refinement and charm. Remember that Mercury represents the way you think, what you think about, and how you communicate and share information.

At 3:58 AM EDT, Mercury entered the still, deep, dark waters of Scorpio. While Mercury is in Scorpio (until November 5th), observe your mind as it becomes determined to search out what is hidden and goes deeply into private and introspective considerations.

Those who have undisclosed secrets can find themselves in a rough spot as those hidden issues may be revealed at this time.

At 1:34 PM EDT, the Moon enters lovely, polite Libra. Perhaps, you are not quite ready to go into those deep Scorpionic places yet or to bring them into the conversation. For the time being, you can allow your mind to go deep even as your heart remains discreet… there will be time to open to the full extent of what is revealed when the Moon enters Scorpio on Thursday night.

The Virgo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 7:27 AM EDT until she enters Libra at 1:34 PM EDT. 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.

 

 

SHARE DEEP THOUGHTS

Wednesday, October 18, 2017:

Sandor Wearing Vest by Jozsef Rippl-Ronai via Wiki Media

With Mercury now in Scorpio, you are generally more likely to keep your own counsel, you may not be quick to share what may seem too dark or vulnerable. However, on Wednesday, mental Mercury joins with expansive Jupiter in the early morning hours. You can’t help but bring those deeply intense ideas out into the open. You long to share your deepest concerns, vulnerabilities, even your fears.

By sharing these deep issues with others, you are able to understand yourself more thoroughly. Pay close attention to who you chose to share yourself with and be willing to be a sounding board for others as they unload their deep concerns as well.

When the diplomatic Libra Moon forms a challenging square aspect to deeply intense Pluto at 9:03 PM EDT, you may question the wisdom of all that you have shared. Don’t worry, trust it, and go deep.

Darkness is easy to locate as we are in the Dark of the Moon, moving to the New Moon on Thursday.

 

 

LIBRA NEW MOON – SEEKING HARMONY AND GRACE

Thursday, October 19, 2017:

Even with the Moon in peaceful Libra, you may feel anxiety or excitement as the Sun challenges the unusual with the Sun opposing Uranus early on Thursday afternoon. The cycle between the Sun and Uranus is a cycle of personal freedom, originality, and detachment from conventional ideas and patterns that holds you back. The cycle between them began in mid-April of 2017. What excitement began at that time? How far have you come in moving forward on this path?

At this point, you can see and acknowledge your progress and you are able to determine how best to bring this issue forward into your life more fully in the coming months.

At 3:13 PM EDT, we reached the New Moon at 26° Libra. At this New Moon, you will want to plant a seed that will develop into love, grace, and harmony; over the coming weeks build on this theme. Create beauty in your life; bring love to others; set selfishness aside.

At 9:41 PM EDT, the Moon enters deep, transformative Scorpio. .When you fall asleep on Thursday night, look for dreams of the Phoenix, transformed, coming from the ash.

Thursday is a powerful day. Use it well.

The Libra Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 3:13 PM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 9:41 PM EDT. 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.

 

 

VERBALIZE YOUR SHADOW

Friday, October 20, 2017:

As the Moon begins her trek through mysterious Scorpio, she immediately bumps into expansive Jupiter and shortly thereafter joins with Mercury, the planet of communication and thought processes. This suggests that issues of intensity and depth may require verbal expression in ways that you may not even anticipate. The results of your words may have a larger impact than you expect. This will be a great morning for writing; write down your deepest secrets, your most intense inner shadow issues; allow healing to come through words expressed.

Most of the day is relatively quiet although you can expect to have a high degree of awareness regarding the shocking depth of transformation of what so many in the world are currently processing in their own lives. Spend time in deep inner work.

Do you know the practice of tonglen? Tonglen is a practice for soothing others and cultivating love and compassion. It is a gentle process of opening the heart by embracing, rather than rejecting, the unwanted and painful aspects of experience, we can help ourselves and others to overcome fear and develop greater empathy. Instruction here.

At 8:15 PM EDT, the Moon engages in a flowing trine aspect to dreamy Neptune, allow yourself to drift into an early sleep deeply connected to dream, fantasy, and inspiration.

 

Count Somssich by Jozsef Rippl Ronai via Wiki Media

 

RELEASE THE STORY

Saturday, October 21, 2017:

You can expect Saturday to be a relatively quiet day but one of great emotional depth and intensity. Early in the morning, the Scorpio Moon forms a sextile aspect to powerful Pluto, offering the opportunity to dig deeply into very private issues of power and control. You will want to get to the bottom of whatever issues present themselves and are willing to get your own hands dirty in the process. Truth and honesty are important to you but if you experience jealousy or obsessiveness, consider that you may be embroiled in some unwarranted paranoia as well.

If you have the sense that something untoward is unfolding, allow it to happen. Release the story that you feel wrapped up in and focus on the underlying issues of power and control. Let go of your attachment to having things as you expect or want them to be.

The Scorpio Moon reminds us each month of the importance of going deep, relaxing your hold, and releasing control in order for a more positive outcome than you may imagine.

 

 

THE COURAGE OF DIPLOMACY

Sunday, October 22, 2017:

The depth and intensity of the past few days, courtesy of the intense Scorpio Moon, can be set aside as the Moon enters optimistic Sagittarius at 7:57 AM EDT. With the Moon in freedom-loving Sagittarius, your emotional attention turns to travel, big ideas, and a higher understanding of the world and your place in it.

At 2:28 PM EDT, Mars, having been in orderly Virgo since September 5th, enters romantic, charming Libra. Mars represents the manner in which we take action, the way that we push ourselves forward with courage and purpose. While Mars was in Virgo, you may have noticed that you spent a lot of your attention busily looking at the details and attempting to perfect all your projects and physical activities.

Now, as Mars finds his way into diplomatic Libra, your thoughts and actions turn toward cooperation and balanced social interactions. Mars would prefer to be in aggressive Aries where he can simply take what he wants directly and assertively; however, while he moves through Libra until December 9th, he will teach us the importance, and even the courage it takes, to negotiate and allow human relationships to determine the direction forward.

Remember what your mother told you… ‘You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar’. 🙂

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 7:36 AM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 7:57 AM EDT. 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: February 13, 2017 through February 19, 2017

Are you up against a difficult decision, or are you questioning your current life, love, or career direction?

Two Sisters by William Adolphe Bouguereau via Wiki Commons

Two Sisters by William Adolphe Bouguereau via Wiki Commons

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STABILIZATION AND EQUILIBRIUM

Monday, February 13, 2017:

Monday offers a solid, stable day to reconnect and strengthen your equilibrium. The Moon continues through steadfast, hard-working Virgo until she enters graceful, refined Libra at 3:43 PM EST.

Monday morning you can anticipate a need to stabilize your position or your emotional state. By mid-afternoon, with the Moon’s entry into Libra at 3:43 PM EST, you are ready to put your most diplomatic, social self forward. You understand the importance of pleasing others in order to allow smooth movement forward in your process and in your life.

Monday offers a pleasant day as we reach for a sweet sextile (an aspect of opportunity) between the Aquarius Sun and Saturn, the planet of responsibility and restraint. This aspect is not exact until the earliest hours of Tuesday but can be clearly felt on Monday evening.

Watch for opportunities to settle into more structured stable patterns or habits as you move forward. Let the energy of strength and self-determination into your dreams and wake with you on Tuesday morning.

The Leo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 12:53 AM EST until she enters Virgo at 8:52 AM EST. So, by the time you are fully into your day, the Moon will be in Virgo. 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.

 

 

LOVE IS NO EASY GAME

Tuesday, February 14, 2017:

Many of you will awake with thoughts of love and partnership on this Valentine’s Day. With the Moon in romantic, charming Libra, it is an appropriate day to consider your closest love relationships. However, this is not a day to seek or celebrate frivolous or immature love.

The day begins with a sextile aspect between the Sun and stabilizing Saturn at 12:58 AM EST. This is a celebration of structure, stability, and the work that is necessary to create solid growth in our lives and our partnerships. Love is no easy game, and on Tuesday with this seriousness in mind, that is clear to us.

Think about what began at the start of the cycle between Saturn and the Sun on December 10, 2016. What did you decide to begin, grow, or strengthen at that time? Now, consider what you can do over the coming months to support its ongoing growth. In mid-March, when the Sun forms its opening square to Saturn, you will be required to take a major step forward in its process. Consider for now what that upcoming action may be.

As far as the love issue, remember that this year Valentine’s Day is dedicated to serious and committed love. You are being asked to release or deepen the love you are currently engaged in. It is up to you. Let the connection go if you do not feel the need or desire to form some structure that will support its growth.

If you are single, consider your commitment to being single or your commitment to opening to a love partnership. Not everyone desires or needs a committed partnership to support the deepest growth of their soul. Contemplate where you land on the spectrum of need and desire for love and partnership. Gain some clarity.

 

 

The Lovers by Jan van Beers via Wiki Commons

The Lovers by Jan van Beers via Wiki Commons

A ROUGH START LEADS TO PLEASURE

Wednesday, February 15, 2017:

Don’t be surprised to wake on Wednesday morning with a bit of anxiety and even dread. The Libra Moon engages in harsh conversations with empowered Pluto and agitated Uranus, setting us on-edge. Don’t try to run from it or pretend it is not lurking there beneath the surface; don’t let it rule your day either. These are simple Moon transits that do not hold us under their thumb for any extended period of time. Let it go… let it go…

At 11:54 AM EST, when the lovely Libra Moon meets up with Jupiter, you will feel a lightening of emotional constriction; the remainder of the day and evening should be one of the highpoints of the week. The cooperative Libra Moon delights in her conversations with steady Saturn and the energizing Sun. You will want to be social on Wednesday evening, either in a group or with one special friend or partner. Enjoy.

The Virgo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:54 PM EST until she enters Scorpio on Thursday morning at 1:41 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.

 

 

THE ACTION OF SPEECH

Thursday, February 16, 2017:

Isn’t it interesting how a new day can bring such a totally different energy to our lives? When you wake on Thursday morning, the Moon has entered the deep, dark waters of Scorpio asking that we dig deep for inner guidance and clarity.

The lightness and desire to please others that was present on Wednesday is gone. There is an emotional depth to the day that you will recognize in the eyes of all whom you encounter. Go ahead and look deeply but do not try to enter the realm of another without an express invitation.

At 1:14 PM EST, Mercury, the planet of thought and perception, is sextile (an aspect that offers an opportunity) to passionate Mars suggests that your thoughts are on fire for action. You will be able to access innovative ideas regarding the release of some understanding or consideration that began in July 2015.

Ideas and plans that lead to letting go are exposed. In late June of 2017, you will begin a new cycle of heating up your mind with a new plan or understanding of the actions required for the path forward. Seek creativity and motion in your thoughts and plans.

 

 

DEEP EMOTION – OFFER GUIDANCE

Friday, February 17, 2017:

On an emotional level, you may regret what you said on Thursday; the communication that you had to deliver. Please remember that the regret is only for the circumstances you have found yourself in, your truth really had to be spoken. It often takes kindness and courage to say what we must.

Allow yourself to stay in a realm of deep emotion throughout the day. You don’t need to run away from the intensity. There is much to learn in the depths of what is hidden away. Go ahead and open your heart to what has long been kept below.  Go deep along side those who reach out and need a helping hand.  This is a day of depth and longing. Be a light in the dark for those who live without light. Hold up your light to guide them.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:38 PM EST until she enters Sagittarius on Saturday afternoon at 1:53 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.

 

The Lovers by John Atkinson Grimshaw

The Lovers by John Atkinson Grimshaw

THE INTANGIBLE SENSITIVITY OF PISCES

Saturday, February 18, 2017:

Saturday morning brings a profound shift as The Sun leaves the intellectual brilliance of Aquarius behind to enter the intangible sensitivity of Pisces. This is the time of year that we move to our deepest internal realms of self-understanding. It is important to find inspiration and compassion even as you avoid confusion and a deep desire to escape the harsh realities that are evident in each of our lives.

The coming weeks allow time for deep contemplation as we prepare for the new solar year which begins when The Sun enters exuberant, dynamic Aries on March 20th.

The internally focused Scorpio Moon moves quietly without impact until she enters the fiery, extravagant sign of Sagittarius at 1:53 PM EST.

Over the coming month, you will do well to focus on taking time alone to go inward, to understand your own process of emotional or spiritual growth. It would be easy to spend the time watching TV, smoking weed, or drinking too much. Please make it a point to watch good movies, read poetry, listen to uplifting music, and deepen your yoga or meditation practice. Prepare yourself for the coming Spring by strengthening the pathway of your inner growth.

As the Sun enters a Water sign and the Moon enters a Fire sign, this may be a day imbued with anxiety or sadness as we move forward, adapting and adjusting to this major midwinter shift. Watch a movie, meditate or take at least one nap on Saturday.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) on Saturday until she enters Sagittarius at 1:53 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.

 

 

ENGAGE YOUR IMAGINATION

Sunday, February 19, 2017:

I hope you were able to take some steps toward adjusting into the dreamy energy of Pisces on Saturday. If you drank too much or otherwise used Saturday poorly, the difficulty of adjustment will continue into Sunday.

However, if you were able to seamlessly adjust to incoming Pisces energies, Sunday should be a pleasant day. At 10:21 AM EST, the Sagittarius Moon forms a lovely trine aspect to Venus, the planet of love and beauty. We are encouraged to take a step forward or to simply allow love and friendship to flourish.

I would encourage each of you to take a friend to brunch, or join together with a group of friends. Following brunch, take in a movie to celebrate the Pisces Sun and the square to Neptune at 12:44 PM EST. No serious movies please, choose something that will allow you to drift into a space of unreality in a healthy way engaging your imagination, inspiration and deep compassion.

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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, 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: October 3, 2016 through October 9, 2016

Hello my dear readers,

Ophelia by John William Waterhouse via Wiki Commons

Ophelia by John William Waterhouse via Wiki Commons

A contemplation to support you this week:

“Life is glorious, but life is also wretched. It is both. Appreciating the gloriousness inspires us, encourages us, cheers us up, gives us a bigger perspective, energizes us. We feel connected. But if that’s all that’s happening, we get arrogant and start to look down on others, and there is a sense of making ourselves a big deal and being really serious about it, wanting it to be like that forever. The gloriousness becomes tinged by craving and addiction. On the other hand, wretchedness–life’s painful aspect–softens us up considerably. Knowing pain is a very important ingredient of being there for another person. When you are feeling a lot of grief, you can look right into somebody’s eyes because you feel you haven’t got anything to lose–you’re just there. The wretchedness humbles us and softens us, but if we were only wretched, we would all just go down the tubes. We’d be so depressed, discouraged, and hopeless that we wouldn’t have enough energy to eat an apple. Gloriousness and wretchedness need each other. One inspires us, the other softens us. They go together.”

~ Pema Chodron

 

Onward to the daily weather.

Peace & love,

Laurie

 

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EXPLORE LOVE

Monday, October 3, 2016:

As the Moon (now in Scorpio) distances herself from the Libra Sun and last week’s New Moon, she comes to the crescent phase where she explores the methods available to help her grow the seed of expanding love she planted at the Libra New Moon on Friday.

With the steamy Scorpio Moon forming lovely aspects to dreamy Neptune and transformative Pluto, along with a conjunction to Venus, the planet of love, it is easy to fall into a bit of a love trance on Monday. Your heart is easily pulled into profound and captivating connections.

You won’t feel that it is necessary but please keep at least one foot on the ground; this is not the time to set a stake in the ground, it is still a time of exploration. The best way to maintain stability and not get swept away is to simply stay true to your self.

Enjoy any bliss you can capture, and no matter how shiny the glow, remember that reality is right around the next corner.

“To thine own self be true.” ~ W. Shakespeare

 

EMOTIONS & BEING A GROWNUP

Tuesday, October 4, 2016:

The Moon continues through Scorpio on Tuesday suggesting deep sensitivity; your emotions are likely to be close to the surface although held in silent privacy.

At 12:58 PM EDT, the Libra Sun forms a sextile aspect to stabilizing Saturn allowing you to focus on the real world and your place in it. You are able to tuck those emotions into a quiet little pocket while dealing with the structures of your life and your responsibilities. This is a great day to meet with authority figures or anyone who can help you move ahead in business or other ‘grown-up’ activities. On Tuesday, you will be a bit more capable of behaving with authority, maturity, and self-control.

When the Moon sextile Mercury (9:05 PM EDT), we are offered an opportunity to reveal and communicate our deeper emotions that have remained hidden while we played the role of the grownup.  Tears and intimate conversations will release pent up stress. Allow yourself and others the vulnerability of this release.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 9:05 PM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 4:27 AM EDT Wednesday morning. 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.

The Daughter of Jephthah by Alexandre Cabanel via Wiki Commons

The Daughter of Jephthah by Alexandre Cabanel via Wiki Commons

 

RELEASE EGO CONTROL

Wednesday, October 5, 2016:

The day seems a bit brighter and lighter when we get up on Wednesday morning than it seemed when we went to bed on Tuesday night. While we slept, the Moon left the intensity of Scorpio behind to move into adventurous, light-hearted Sagittarius.

You will find yourself thinking about the future and moving through the day with relative ease.

Early evening brings two interesting transits to shake things up a bit.

At 5:22 PM EDT, attractive Venus sextiles transformative Pluto asking that we explore releasing control or power dynamics regarding money, love, or both. Perhaps there is a conversation that needs to happen with a loved one regarding money or other resources. If you owe anyone money, particularly a family member or loved one, make sure your communications are current and that you are in full integrity in the matter.

At 5:44 PM EDT, assertive Mars squares enthusiastic Jupiter encouraging us to move quickly and take on more than may be wise. Take everything in your awareness into consideration and don’t act recklessly. If you are uncertain, ask a trusted friend who may have a more objective perspective to help you see things clearly. If you balk at asking for the perspective or help of a friend, consider relaxing your need to be right.

Get real about the role your ego is playing here. 😉

 

PLAN AN ADVENTURE

Thursday, October 6, 2016:

Thursday is a very quiet day astrologically. The Moon continues through optimistic Sagittarius giving us a wider view of the world and our place in it.

At 8:03 AM EDT, the explorative Sagittarius Moon sextile the Libra Sun, offers the potential for a lovely day. Life feels good; you may want to explore your own most independent nature within the context of your love relationships. You want your intimate partnerships to offer the possibility of both freedom and committed love.

This is a day to consider the full possibility of what you want to create with a loved one. Make it a point to sit together and plan an extravagant adventure. Don’t worry about the details. Even if you have doubts about the implementation, make the plans. Play with the ideas. Don’t be careful. Create the ideas of a future adventure together. Make it fun.

When the plan feels fully formed and exciting, enjoy a little adventure or a special treat for the evening together! Have fun! Play.

 

KINDNESS IS NEEDED

Friday, October 7, 2016:

Friday has the potential to be a challenging day although Mercury’s entrance into Libra in the early morning hours will help to temper the power dynamics that come on board later in the afternoon.

Mercury enters Libra at 3:55 AM EDT where s/he will remain until October 24th.  Mercury in Libra can do much to balance out our thinking,  by helping us to think diplomatically, and remain more impartial than normal.

This will be helpful when the Sun squares Pluto at 3:33 PM EDT bringing with it the possibility of a bid for control and the clashing of egos. Honesty is necessary as is respect for the position of the other. If you can get your egos out of the way and look at each other with full honesty and respect, a deep empowerment may grow profoundly between you. If you each try to gain the upper hand, you will find yourselves in a very hard place. Allow tears, vulnerability, and trust. If that is not an option, you should not spend the afternoon in each others company.

Show extra kindness to folks you encounter in your day’s routines. This Sun square Pluto will play out in harsh ways for many of them. The kindness of a stranger has the potential to make a big difference.  Be that person on Friday. Show kindness. It will spread.

At 4:40 PM EDT, the Moon enters the stable, mature sign of Capricorn. This will help to settle us into a realistic and quiet evening.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:26 AM EDT until she enters Capricorn at 4:40 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad; it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

La Danza delle Ore by Gaetano Previati via Wiki Commons

La Danza delle Ore by Gaetano Previati via Wiki Commons

 

ALLOW CHANGE

Saturday, October 8, 2016:

Saturday starts out quietly with the Moon in serious, cautious Capricorn. Get up early to accomplish an ambitious project. At 7:19 AM EDT, the rigid Capricorn Moon conjoins with Mars offering responsibility and leadership skills. Perhaps,  you should get the whole family out of bed early to rake the yard and prepare for winter. At 11:46 AM EDT, the Moon sextile Neptune puts an end to the interest in accomplishment; a mid afternoon matinee with the family would be lovely or simply rest this afternoon with no agenda.

As you head into Saturday evening, thing will likely get a bit testy. Remember the Uranus Pluto square we talked about for so long over the past few years? The major changes of the culture and our lives have brought together the demand for transformation and unusual revolutionary thinking.

Saturday night and well into Sunday, we are reminded of how much has been transformed and how our less conventional thinking has informed the profound changes in our lives and our culture. At 9:57 PM EDT, the Moon conjoins Pluto suggesting a deep discomfort. We understand there is more to come. How does your personal path of transformation fit into the full context of where you currently find yourself?

Consider what action you can take on Sunday to move forward with the New Lunar Cycle of expanding love that began last week on Friday.  You must bring deep stores of love to the fullness of your life’s path.

On Sunday, we come to the First Quarter Moon phase followed by the Moon square Uranus. Saturday we must take action to move further along the path of increased love.  Keep a low profile. Engage only with trusted heart-mates in deep contemplation and connection. This is not an evening for fun or frivolity. Go deep; allow change.

 

LOVE IS SERIOUS BUSINESS

Sunday, October 9, 2016:

Just as Sunday begins, we encounter the First Quarter Moon, reminding us of the seed we planted at the New Moon last Friday. What seed did you plant for the development of love, resources, or beauty? What action can be taken now that will move that seed toward its growth, toward bringing it to reality?

The development of love is serious business. Sunday reminds us of that.  Consider the importance of how you use your time and where you place your attention. This is not a day to simply hang out or enjoy playful endeavors. Allow yourself to be drawn to practical thinking and systems that will support ongoing growth and development.

However, the square aspect formed between the Capricorn Moon and Uranus at 12:51 PM EDT reminds us that seriousness does not necessarily equal conservative or pessimistic action.  Uranus suggests that maturity and integrity can go hand-in-hand with unconventional, original, and even defiant ways of being. Explore new ways to create your future.

Any significant Conversations or plans should be completed before the moon goes VOC at 12:51 PM EDT.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 12:51 PM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 2:33 AM EDT Monday morning. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad; it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by 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, 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 16, 2016 through May 22, 2016

La Soiree Huile Sur Toile by Daoud Peintre via Wiki Commons

La Soiree Huile Sur Toile by Daoud Peintre via Wiki Commons

The week begins with the Sun, Venus, and Mercury in Taurus; the Moon and Jupiter in Virgo, and Pluto in Capricorn. That’s 6 out of 10 “planets” in Earth signs. We can expect the week to begin with a sense of slow deliberation.

On Monday afternoon, the Moon enters Libra where she remains until the wee hours of Thursday morning. Saturday at 1:49 PM, she enters Sagittarius where she will remain through the end of the weekend.

The early days of the week (Monday through Thursday) are quite uneventful. Of course, there are the general ups and downs reflected by the lunar aspects but there is nothing terribly significant to speak of. Remember, that the aspects made by the Moon pass by very quickly. When the slower moving planets aspect each other, we are looking at a longer term process.

However, we can expect the quiet uneventful days to end on Friday when the Sun enters Gemini at 9:36 AM EDT. The Sun’s entrance into Gemini moves us from slow and steady into a more energized activity of growth. Communication and curiosity replace deliberate predictability.

You can think about Taurus as Ferdinand the Bull and Gemini as the Road Runner.

Gemini is a mutable Air sign. Mutability speaks to the versatile, adaptable nature of Gemini. The element of Air speaks to the intellect, bringing curiosity, versatility, and inquisitiveness to the table.

Gemini wants to explore the possibilities available, whereas Taurus simply wanted to sit on the sidelines and hold space of consistency and reliability.

On Saturday, we come to a Full Moon in Sagittarius. The lunar cycle has been building since the New Moon on May 6th. Whatever we began building at that time is now released into full expression. A Full Moon in Sagittarius is a time to celebrate expansion. Look at the expanding possibilities!

On Sunday, Mercury turns direct! We are all delighted with this news and are ready to proceed forward with new projects, ideas, and communication.

On to the Dailies!

Have a wonderful week.

 

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A DAY FOR ARTISTS AND LOVERS

Monday, May 16, 2016:

Even with Mercury and Mars still retrograde, the week begins with a sense of ease and predictability. Routines feel easy to maintain and we have the patience to stick with them.

At 12:33 PM EDT, the Moon enters Libra, the sign of diplomacy and social graces. This is a day meant for artists and lovers. Expect to feel a pull toward beauty and love.

Don’t sit around waiting for love or inspiration to find you, put yourself out in the world where you can interact with others. With the Grand Earth Trine still active between Jupiter, Pluto, and Mercury, you likely feel a strong pull toward sensual pleasures. The only drawback to this planetary configuration is the tendency to overindulge in food, drink, or spending. Unless you have the money to spend, leave the credit cards at home!

This should be a great evening for any social activities or simply a pleasant evening to share with family.

 

TINY INCREMENTAL STEPS FORWARD

Tuesday, May 17, 2016:

With the Sun, Venus, and Mercury still in Taurus and the Libra Moon moving quietly throughout the day, there is nothing to do but continue putting one foot in front of the other. Nothing is apt to happen in a hurry today but steady progress can be made on whatever you choose to put your attention on.

At 6:35 PM EDT, the stable Taurus Sun sextiles Saturn, the planet that forms structure and stability in exchange for our efforts. What area of your life are you working to build a stable foundation? If you pay attention this evening, you may hear as quiet whisper encouraging you to explore a new path for emotional stability.  By May 22nd, you will see more clearly the appropriate action.

This will not take you on any radical new path. Remember that tiny incremental steps move us forward just as surely as radical leaps into the unknown. For now, it is slow movement forward.

Enjoy the slow pace of the continued Taurus energy as she is still enjoying the company of the full Grand Earth Trine. It won’t last too much longer.

Pay close attention to the reality of your life and encourage pleasure to grow.

 

CONVENTION VS. PROGRESS

Wednesday, May 18, 2016:

Explosión de Supernova by Tel2368045 via Wiki Commons

Explosión de Supernova by Tel2368045 via Wiki Commons

Tuesday was a day devoted to the maintenance of pleasure and calm. On Wednesday, don’t be surprised if you wake up feeling abandoned by that pleasure! What happened? Where did that sense of ease and beauty go?

Remember, the square aspect formed by Uranus and Pluto that we talked so much about over the past 4 years? Well, that aspect has been technically complete for some time now. However, think about how slowly both Uranus and Pluto move. It takes Uranus 84 years to fully orbit the Sun; it takes Pluto 248 years. Because of this, they are still very close together in the square of their cycle.

On Wednesday, the Libra Moon squares Pluto (12:38 AM EDT), shortly after she opposes Uranus (11:23 AM EDT). With the Moon linking them together in this way, we are reminded us of the powerful challenges and profound changes that have occurred in our lives over the past 4+ years.

It is important to pay attention to the issues in the culture (and in our personal circumstances) that continue to pit protocol and convention against progress and revolutionary change.

Following the opposition to Uranus, the Moon remains quiet for the rest of the day.

Don’t feel guilty for taking the afternoon off for rest and rejuvenation. You need it more than you may realize.

 

ALLOW POWERFUL HEALING

Thursday, May 19, 2016:

Perhaps Wednesday’s contemplation of recent changes in your life prompted you to look more deeply into your own unacknowledged wounds. If you have been hurt or hurt others during the past 4 years of radical change, it is important that you stop trying to sweep that pain under the rug. You don’t have to blame another to acknowledge your own personal hurt and the hurt you absorb when you hurt others.

When the Moon enters Scorpio at 2:30 AM EDT, most of us will be sleeping. While you slept your dreams have deepened your understanding and view of your current circumstances. Within dream space you can engage the hidden dynamics at work, without your conscious mind getting in the way.

There is nothing light-hearted about Thursday. Allow your self-understanding to expand into uncharted territory. Expect to shed some tears; not the kind that rock you to the core, not the sentimental, or even the manipulative kind. The tears we shed now are tears of deep opening and powerful healing.

 

At 8:27 PM EDT, Venus sextile Chiron shows us the path that will support the healing of relationship issues that hold us back from deeper joy. The Scorpio Moon is delighted with this deep inner work.

 

PICK UP THE PACE – SUN ENTERS GEMINI

Friday, May 20, 2016:

It’s time to pick up the pace! Slow just went out of style.

Even as the Scorpio Moon continues asking us to deepen our heart connection to the world around us, the Sun shifts us onto a path that speeds up our thinking and insists we pay attention to everything. Pay attention to EVERYTHING?! Imagine the anxiety of trying to do that!

While the Sun is in Gemini, make it a practice to watch your breathing, remain in your body, and keep your mind and awareness in the present moment.

At 10:36 AM EDT, the Sun leaves behind the sensuous, grounded, Earth sign of Taurus to enter the inquisitive, Air sign of Gemini. Perhaps, your life has been moving along at a steady pace, following this shift; it may feel as though someone has put too much pressure on the gas pedal.

With Mercury (Gemini’s ruling planet) (and Mars) currently retrograde, it will take some effort to maintain focus without anxiety, anger, or blame getting in the way. Having this awareness will help considerably.

Gemini is a curious, perceptive, and intellectual sign. During this time, our thoughts come ever closer to the surface as we gather information, analyze, and communicate. Gemini brings lightness, and a touch of fun, to every corner of our lives.

Watch how your ability and interest in communication and learning shift and move quickly. We learn so much when we let curiosity guide the way. Follow your curiosity. It will set you on a path of profound learning.

 

Germany 1912 from Internet Archive Book Images via Wiki Commons

Germany 1912 from Internet Archive Book Images via Wiki Commons

SAGITTARIUS FULL MOON: EXPANSION & CURIOSITY

Saturday, May 21, 2016:

Sagittarius Full Moon is exact at 5:15 PM EDT – Make a plan for Saturday evening! It should be a memorable night.

As we expand our curiosity about the world around us, our minds and our hearts expand with understanding and compassion; as we expand our understanding and compassion our curiosity grows.

With the Sun in optimistic Sagittarius and the Moon in inquisitive Gemini, the issue of exploring big ideas is front and center. Think back to the Taurus New Moon on May 6th. You probably planted a seed you hoped would grow into a stable force of support and structure in your life. How do you see that growth from the perspective of the Full Moon? Has your desire for stability shown you that you need to learn something new or has it asked you to begin a new study of some sort?

Do you need to learn something to support your stability or do you need stability to support your learning? Isn’t this a question similar to: which comes first the chicken or the egg? You really can’t have one without the other.

Mars – the assertive planet of initiative and the power of will – is conjunct the Full Moon, bringing a great deal of energy to the table on Saturday evening. Be aware of the tendency to be a bit more self-centered than usual. Luckily, Gemini and Sagittarius are mutable signs, so we are able to adapt and don’t need to have our own way. Relax and go with what is offered… up to a point!

This is a night to enjoy; we are all seeking a sense of adventure. However, with the Sun opposing Mars early Sunday morning, please consider how this adventure will appear in the light of day.

 

MERCURY RETROGRADE ENDS; TURNING DIRECT AT 8:20 AM EDT

Sunday, May 22, 2016:

With the Sun opposing Mars at 6:16 AM EDT, we may wake up less than thrilled with how we ultimately choose to spend Saturday night. Perhaps, you followed an adventure that was a bit ill advised. On the other hand, whatever you got ‘up to’ on Saturday night may energize the morning! You feel angry with yourself or you feel energized! Which will it be for you?

You may get a hint if you think back to the beginning of the cycle between the Sun and Mars. This is a cycle of energizing the self, of bringing determination and initiative to consciousness. The cycle began in mid-June of 2015. Perhaps, you began a physical disciple, a sexual connection, or some other dynamic or assertive activity at that time. In early February, you very likely took an action that propelled the energy to where it is now. It is helpful to keep a journal to follow these cycles.

This is certainly set up to be an intensely active, somewhat fun, and somewhat stressful weekend. The Moon brings uneasy aspects to Neptune and Saturn on in the late afternoon. How about we all agree to a kindness to one another, a quiet evening and an early bedtime?

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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: February 1, 2016 through February 7, 2016

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: February 1, 2016 through February 7, 2016

006 Orchidee by LBD Luc via Wiki Commons

006 Orchidee by LBD Luc via Wiki Commons

Take advantage of the early part of this week.  The energies are progressing smoothly, supporting your inner work and your communications with others. Tuesday and Wednesday are great days for looking ahead and making plans with loved ones.  Consider and make plans for a long weekend out-of-town.

Thursday should be relatively quiet as we prepare for a significantly powerful weekend ahead.

By Friday, you will notice an internal emotional deepening, even as you recognize it in those around you.  Where in your life are you feeling internal pressure to take an action you may not be ready for? Continue your preparation and wait until that action aligns with your heart.

On Sunday, you will want time to yourself.  This is not a day to engage in social activities.  Take time to understand the reality of exactly where you are and continue to contemplate of the next steps along your path.

 

 

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COMMUNICATE YOUR TRUTH 

Monday, February 1, 2016:

As the Moon moves through each sign, it sets the emotional tone of our days.  Monday begins the week with the Moon in Scorpio.  The Moon in Scorpio tends to be secretive, mysterious, and private.  We may crave deep emotional connection even as we try to keep our emotions off the table and very private.  This can be a delicate balance to try to maintain.

However, on Monday this Scorpio Moon (due to her lovely aspects to Pluto, Mercury, and Jupiter) supports our ability to connect and even expand our view of the world.

These aspects make it far easier to communicate our view and belief of “Truth” and to hear the truth of others.

Honesty and integrity are deeply important in our communications and the ability to express them supports our personal healing.

 

 

EXPAND YOUR VISION

Tuesday, February 2, 2016:

Tuesday morning may begin slowly and yet, once the Moon enters Sagittarius at 10:50 AM EST the shift to a more restless, upbeat energy is clearly felt.  We may notice excitement, and desire spontaneity, freedom, and exploration.  We find ourselves less interested in the details of any project and more interested in the larger vision of its potential.

This is not a day to work on the details of any project.  You will do better to explore the bigger picture or vision of your life with open creativity.

Spend the evening exploring ideas for an upcoming vacation or other travel plans. This is not a day to think small, expand your vision.

 

 

First Snow by Evgeniy Stasenko via Wiki CommonsHOW FAR HAVE YOU COME?

Wednesday, February 3, 2016:

Don’t be surprised if you wake up early on Wednesday morning!  As Mars sextile Pluto at 5:53 AM EST, we will probably have too much energy to remain asleep.  This provides a powerful impetus to tie up loose ends on a project or responsibility that began in the fall of 2014; or it may suggest the beginning of exploring a new significant or powerful project that will be ready to begin in October of this year.

Either way, you have vast amounts of energy to put toward this project on Wednesday, if you so choose.

I recommend that you do choose!  The energy of the sextile can easily be ignored, but if we choose to utilize it, we receive a great deal of support in pushing forward in our effort.

At 1:17 PM EST, the Sun sextile Saturn, reminding us of a serious project, commitment, or life change that began at the end of November 2015.  What reality did you face or responsibility did you take-on at the very end of November?  Your efforts regarding that issue or project are nicely reinforced at this time.  You are able to see how necessary the steps you took at that time are, as you move forward.  You are able to see the positive affects that have already begun to grow from that choice. Acknowledge how far you have come.

At 7:59 PM EST, the Moon trine Uranus opens new interest, excitement, and possibilities in visioning and moving this project forward.

 

 

INNER EXPLORATIONS

Thursday, February 4, 2016:

Thursday should be a relatively calm, ’feel good’ kind of day.

The Moon is quiet (making no major aspects) in Sagittarius on Thursday; we may find ourselves internally exploring our visions, big ideas, and future explorations. Without the need to ‘do anything’ with these explorations, we can simply enjoy the dream.  When the Moon makes no major aspects, we can refer to that as the moon being VOC*, or Void of Course.  During these times, we are provided with a day that is ideal for inner work and contemplation.  So, place no high expectations on yourself or others.

At 7:44 PM EST, the Moon shifts from the sign of the explorer (Sagittarius) to the cautious, serious sign of Capricorn.  Suddenly, all of our big ideas and future explorations need adequate planning and a serious dose of reality.  Time spent alone in that serious space may be the best use for your evening hours.  Don’t waste this time in front of the television, unless of course you are watching a serious movie (I will certainly keep this in mind when I choose a movie for my Thursday Movie Night Event)!

 

 

PRACTICE DEEP KINDNESS

Friday, February 5, 2016:

The intensity of the weekend starts here.  It is good to understand that when the Moon is in Capricorn we are very serious minded.  It is not easy to just hang out and have fun.  You feel the necessity to accomplish something or to push through obstacles that stand in your way.  You may even want to stay at work late to finish a project or to simply end the week on a note of accomplishment.

Perhaps, you are avoiding some issue in your relationship that you are not sure how to manage.

At 8:14 PM EST, Venus conjunct Pluto and on Saturday, Venus will square Uranus. Venus represents intimate relationship, beauty, or finances.  Are you ready to have one or more of these issues in your life transformed, deepened, or destroyed?  This is the beginning of a cycle that will deepen your connection to beauty, love, or money.  In order for something new to begin, something that has come before must be annihilated.  If you are currently ending a relationship, understand that it is, very likely, a necessary process.

This is a time to deepen your understanding of your own self-worth and allow deep and lasting change to your personal values.  The process of powerful change is not easy.  Do not get caught up in drama.  Ride change like a wave.

If you or your partner struggle with issues of suspicion or jealousy, keep to a very low-key evening.  Don’t stuff anything under the rug, keep breathing, and practice deep kindness to yourself and others.

 

 

Morning of the Full Moon by Deanna Brinkmann

Morning of the Full Moon by Deanna Brinkmann

PREPARE FOR A NEW JOURNEY

Saturday, February 6, 2016:

On Saturday, you may have residue from Friday evening to deal with.  Not only are you managing the intensity from Friday, but there is more added to the plate for Saturday.  Please do not think that I am saying that this is going to be a terrible day. It certainly does not have to be!

There are some lovely aspects that offering new excitement and perspective.  At 11:39 AM EST, the Sun sextiles Uranus.  Whatever heavy issues may have come down on Friday night; Saturday shows you the possibility of moving in a new direction.

At 1:45 PM EST, Mercury trine Jupiter offers our minds a space to expand into what is possible and what is new.  You may find easier to have the conversations that may have been too difficult on Friday. There is space within conversation to explore these big changes.  Any transformation that you are in the middle of right now has been building for a long time.  As we see the end in sight, we also see the new vision coming closer.  There is the potential for excitement and inner expansion as this vision comes into view.

At 5:03 PM EST, Venus squares Uranus, this is a time to begin the release of what began in early March 2015.  Remember, Venus’s involvement represents relationship, what we created of beauty, and finances.  Anticipate intensity and possibly fear or excitement as you look forward to a new cycle and a new shifting of your values, which will become clear in late April.  Prepare for that a new Journey.

 

 

EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES

Sunday, February 7, 2016:

Shortly after midnight on Saturday, the Moon entered Aquarius.  Sunday morning we wake up with that cool, emotional energy that Aquarius offers and yet there is no lack of heat on this day!

At 7:07 AM EST, the Sun squares Mars.  Yes, this turns on the heat!  The cycle between the Sun and Mars is about deeply energizing the self.  Tap you into deep assertiveness for individuality.  With the Third Quarter Square between the Sun and Mars, you may feel deep tension and the desire to break free in order to become more authentically yourself.

This is not a day to be shy about your desires.  This is a day to actively let go of whatever is holding you from your desires, as you aggressively reach towards your dreams.

Another cycle is activated on Sunday that involves Venus and Mars.  Whenever Venus and Mars come together, it is about intimate, romantic, or sexual relationship.  If you began a relationship (or even began to imagine one) in early November 2015, this is a time to energetically explore the direction it is moving in.  Is this relationship moving in the direction you want to go?  What are the possibilities? Look outside the boxes that convention has determined relationship must remain in.

As adults, we can create the relationships that truly work for our lives and our partners regardless of the story line you may hold.  Explore what is possible with an open heart and an open mind.

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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, 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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