Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: April 9, 2018 through April 15, 2018

 

The question of all questions for humanity, the problem which lies behind all others and is more interesting than any of them, is that of the determination of man’s place in nature and his relation to the cosmos. ~ T.H. Huxley

 

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JUST A BIT LONGER

Monday, April 9, 2018:

You may find yourself breathing a sigh of relief on Monday morning with the Moon having left Capricorn behind to enter Aquarius. With Mars, Saturn, and Pluto all in Capricorn, it is a relief to have the Moon no longer highlighting that serious and sometimes restrictive area as she did throughout last weekend.

As the Sun is nearing the end of its time in Aries, it will engage in powerful conversations with both Pluto and Uranus over the coming days. The wee hours of Wednesday bring a square aspect with Pluto, you will be able to feel this for a day or two before and after the exact contact. Prepare to look deeply and face the challenges that have previously been hidden; don’t turn away from what you don’t want to see. Look it squarely in the eye and prepare to transform how you work with your inner demons.

The Moon is waning toward her New phase on Sunday. Throughout this week, consider those things that need to end in your life or circumstances. Sunday will also bring with it Mercury’s direct station. Hold on a bit longer as next week offers a new start and forward motion.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* until she enters Aquarius at 2:51 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. You will likely be sleeping!

 

EQUALITY AND FREEDOM

Tuesday, April 10, 2018:

Tuesday’s Aquarius Moon may provide objectivity and open-minded detachment to allow you to remain emotionally removed from the intensity that is lurking just below the surface. Find unusual, like-minded, and interesting people to spend time together.

While emotions are linked to the Aquarius Moon, you may find yourself attracted to all that is unusual and your thoughts may turn to an instinctive desire to work with others to improve the conditions of all. In Aquarius, we look to the future with new and progressive ideas. Ideals of equality and freedom for all propel your thinking into new arenas.

As you head into the evening, you will have to face the darker side of the day. Something is being required of you, perhaps a change in direction, which you would rather avoid. Allow your mind to work with this in dreams while you sleep. Perhaps, clarity will come with Wednesday’s rising Sun.

 

SUPPORT IS AT HAND

Wednesday, April 11, 2018:

Wednesday brings with it a need to take action on a significant issue or situation. The annual cycle between the Sun and Pluto began on January 9, 2018, with the conjunction between them. This is a cycle of empowerment and intensification of the self, bringing destruction or the growth of your full potential.

Be fully conscious of exactly where you plant your feet on Wednesday. If powerful forces are working against you, look to your loved ones and friends for help and support. Thanks to a lovely trine aspect between loving Venus and assertive Mars, support is near at hand.

Focus your attention on that love and support understanding that you have that very same strength to supply to others. Your loved ones need you more than you may realize. Make yourself available.

At 2:39 PM EDT, the Moon enters sensitive, inspirational Pisces. Whatever the hard issues are, they look less stark and immovable as your emotions are blanketed with an overlay of a gentle, surreal mist. You may seek escape in many ways; avoid drugs and drink; meditation, poetry, music, or film will soothe you.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 10:56 AM EDT until she enters Pisces at 2:39 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.

 

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CREATIVE AND EROTIC PLEASURE

Thursday, April 12, 2018:

Thursday wins my vote for the high point of the week. The Moon continues through idealistic, compassionate Pisces offering you an inspired, dreamy view (or at least a softer one…) of your life. You are able to set aside the rougher issues and rest in gentle imagination. It feels good to find comfort behind those rose-colored glasses, at least for a time. Spend time in imaginative, peaceful quietude.

Compounding the intangible passivity of Thursday’s Pisces Moon, Venus forms a lovely sextile to Neptune (the planet that rules Pisces) at 12:26 PM EDT. The afternoon is colored with gentle pastels of love and romance. Sensuality is aroused and you are more available than usual for sensitive, creative and erotic pleasures.  Enjoy.

 

THE INTERCONNECTEDNESS OF ALL SOULS

Friday, April 13, 2018:

Friday continues with much the same sense of a dreamy, gentle interlude as Thursday. As we come into the dark phase of the Moon (New Moon on Sunday), and with the Moon in poetic Pisces, pay attention to your desire for quiet, internal contemplation.

Over the next few days, spend some time alone with your own sensitivity and depth. Engage with your spiritual practice and spend as much time as possible in nature or meditation. Engage your imagination to create intangible beauty through poetry or other art forms.

Open your heart to deep compassion; allow yourself to feel and soothe the suffering of yourself and others. Suffering is a human condition, it is never ours alone. When you feel it in your own heart, understand that to soothe it in another will soothe it in yourself. Pisces allows us to experience the interconnectedness of all souls.

The Moon enters Aries at 11:26 PM EDT. If you are up late, you may feel the flush of renewed energy otherwise Saturday morning will bring a revival of fortitude.

The Pisces Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 7:28 AM EDT until she enters Aries at 11:26 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.

 

YOUR DAMAGED, BEAUTIFUL HEART

Saturday, April 14, 2018:

Saturday dawns with a surprising renewal of fearlessness, determination, and endurance. The Moon is now in dynamic, energetic Aries.

Sweetening the pot is an early morning, lovely sextile aspect from Jupiter to Pluto. This offers you an opportunity to renew your understanding of your own deep purpose. Consider the circumstances of the past that have brought you to the brink of despair; understand how those times of anguish offer a path toward empowerment and purpose. Release old pain and acknowledge empowerment and deep inner grace.

Another, clearly connected opportunity is offered on Saturday afternoon when assertive Mars forms a sextile to mystical Neptune. You may find that you are more appealing to others than usual or that you encounter others who are downright charismatic. You may simply feel more in tune with those around you. Spend time with others to enjoy lovely interpersonal connections.

Show your damaged beautiful heart and make deep, powerful connections with the equally damaged and beautiful hearts of others. Love with power and grace.

 

 

ARIES NEW MOON – MERCURY DIRECT

Sunday, April 15, 2018:

By the time you awake on Sunday morning, Mercury, the planet of thought processes, plans, and communications has stationed direct at 4° Aries. Everyone is happy about this news!!

 

Please give it a day or two to get up to speed before getting on with new projects, new communications, and new ideas to move forward.

The pushy Aries Moon forms a challenging aspect to Pluto on Sunday afternoon, exacerbating any interpersonal struggles. Do your best to curb tendencies to fly off the handle and this should pass without lasting difficulties.

At 9:58 PM EDT, the Sun joins the Moon at 26° Aries bringing us to the New Moon, However, it is best to do your New Moon ritual on Monday or even Tuesday, after the Moon has moved away from the ‘beams of the Sun’. The growth of the seed you plant will be supported by the wait.

Keep your ritual simple. With this New Moon occurring in Aries, the intention you set will be fiercely dynamic and will require independence and determination.

If you know what house in your birth chart holds Aries, it will help you clarify what intention is needed. For example, if Aries rules (is on the cusp of) your 1st house, set an intention to bring courage to your personality, in the 4th house, set an intention to bring energy and bravery to your family relationships or your home environment. If Aries is in the 7th house, perhaps you need to bring courage to your commitment to a partner, or in the 10th house, you may need to become a more energized leader within your work or business.

 

If you don’t know what house is involved, simply go with your intuition regarding the area of life that requires determination, leadership, and courage. Better yet, make an appointment for a consultation. Make your appointment today!  

~~New Moon Ritual ~~

Take a moment to write down the changes you wish to begin, create, or increase in the upcoming Moon Cycle.

Have two candles available; light a candle to represent yourself, as you are at the moment. Light another candle as an aspiration of what you intend to create. Each day, take a moment to focus on yourself as you light the first candle, then light the second candle, focusing on drawing to you what you want to create, bringing the two candles closer together. Do this each day until at the Full Moon, you will bring them fully together and acknowledge the result of what you have created.

The Aries New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of courage, determination, leadership, and independence.

 

 

The cosmos is a vast living body, of which we are still parts. The sun is a great heart whose tremors run through our smallest veins. The moon is a great nerve center from which we quiver forever. Who knows the power that Saturn has over us, or Venus? But it is a vital power, rippling exquisitely through us all the time.

~ D.H. Lawrence

 

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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: October 9, 2017 through October 15, 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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Old Woman with Violet by József Rippl-Rónai via Wikicommons

QUESTION INTEGRITY & TRUST

Monday, October 9, 2017:

I don’t want to mince words regarding the challenges you may face as this week begins. With the Moon in chatty, light hearted Gemini, we will want to keep issues smooth and manageable. The truth is that we don’t really have that option. It will be of more benefit to look directly into the eye of any darkness in your life. Where are you questioning issues of trust and safety?

Yes, we can look at this as it applies to our personal lives, but do understand, that this is readily reflected in the culture and the world at large. In early January of 2017, when the Sun joined with Pluto, we began a cycle of deep, powerful transformation. These two planets are now at the 3rd Quarter Square aspect, and it is time to begin a process of letting go to prepare for an even deeper process in the coming year.

Pluto relates to what is powerful and hidden. It certainly makes one wonder what is going on behind closed doors in Washington. Keep an eye on the news.

On a personal level, it is important to make sure you are squeaky clean in any and all matters of honesty and integrity.  Don’t cut corners or give yourself a pass.

If you feel edgy and distrustful toward others, please look internally at your own level of virtue and forthrightness as well.

Monday begins with thought provoking Mercury forming a challenging square to dark Pluto and ends with the Libra Sun squaring powerful Pluto. Bookended in between is a square aspect from the Gemini Moon to foggy Neptune which simply suggests that you would rather keep your head in the sand than look at what is squarely “in your face”.

Honor the struggle that those in your world are encountering. Take the extra step to show up with kindness and courage in all circumstances.

 

 

JUPITER ENTERS SCORPIO – EXPANDING PASSION

Tuesday, October 10, 2017:

Pluto continues to play an important role on Tuesday as we assimilate and manage the deeper issues that have been brought to the table in the past few days.

Significantly, at 9:20 AM EDT, Jupiter’s entrance into Scorpio (the sign that is ruled by Pluto) increases the Plutonian vibrations apparent in ourselves, in the culture, and on the world stage.

Jupiter spends approximately one year in each sign; her job is to expand and enlarge wherever she goes. Jupiter has been in cooperative, diplomatic, relationship oriented Libra since September 2016.  Now, as she enters Scorpio, the qualities of Scorpio will expand over the coming year. Scorpio teaches us to go deep, to look into the eye of darkness, to destroy what is not working in order for full transformation to occur.

Consider what house holds 0 degrees Scorpio in your own chart to understand where expansion and transformation are building in your life during this time.

The Moon continues through Gemini on Tuesday, forming difficult aspects to assertive Mars, serious Saturn, and beautiful Venus throughout the day. It may be difficult, challenging, and uncomfortable to say the things you would like to say. You may choose to hold your tongue.

However, at 6:25 PM EDT, when the Moon forms a sextile to Uranus you may experience not only relief but a surprising lightness.

Encourage the relief you find, go out with a friend, lighten up, and have some laughs. Offer to share what lightness you find with others. We all need it.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 6:25 PM EDT until she enters Cancer at 11:39 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.

 

 

OFFER COMFORT AND PRACTICAL SUPPORT

Wednesday, October 11, 2017:

When you wake up on Wednesday morning, the Moon will have entered Cancer while you slept. The Moon rules Cancer, making this a day to settle into your emotions; seek and provide comfort. Cook for yourself and feed your friends to show love and warmth. The past few days have been deeply challenging and comfort is one thing you can offer and receive to stabilize emotions.

At 9:37 AM EDT, aggressive Mars form a challenging square aspect to restrictive Saturn. This is a clear signal to slow down and resist the temptation to beat your head against the wall. You may experience frustration and aggravation as you feel that the whole world is against you. Stabilize yourself, stay steady; go for a walk, breathe into the places that feel stuck. Release what no longer works, take responsibility for each step you take.

And again, offer kindness, support, and a practical helping hand.

 

 

SELF CARE – REJUVENATION

Thursday, October 12, 2017:

Thursday will bring an easier day of self-care and release. With the Moon in Cancer, forming a square to the Sun in Libra, this brings us to the Third Quarter Moon phase. At this phase, you need to notice what areas of your life are not working and need to be adjusted or released. What concerns have become habitual but are no longer relevant? Let them go!

Pay attention to your own needs and consider where you may be unnecessarily allowing the needs of others to overshadow your own.

Very late in the day, thoughtful Mercury sextile serious, stable Saturn, settling you into a quieter acceptance of where you find yourself. Self-care is an important part of this day. Take a bath, enjoy comfort food, put clean soft sheets on the bed, and climb in early. Rejuvenate.

 

 

OPEN-HEARTED CREATIVITY & LOVE

Friday, October 13, 2017:

By the time you wake up on Friday, the Moon has entered Leo. If you have been reading my posts for long, you know how much I love to see a weekend with a Leo Moon high in the sky! If it is a clear night, go out and look up and feel the sense of creativity and dramatic expression. The energy that Leo brings is fiery, generous, and expressive. I’ve had folks complain that I paint Leo with colors that are too bright and happy. Perhaps, but the way I see it, Leo is ruled by the Sun and the Sun provides not only light and warmth but life itself.

Yes, like all the signs, Leo has a down side. Leo can be arrogant, pompous, and loud. However, Leo’s greatest gift is that of generosity and open-hearted love. When Leo is powerfully present, we know how to play and show the best of who we are through authentic self-expression. I’ll take that positive side of Leo for this weekend. I hope you do too.

Before you go to sleep on Friday night, set your alarm clock for early Saturday morning! Saturday is too good to day to miss a moment. Be sure you are up, with coffee and a plan for the day, before 7:30 AM EDT!

The Cancer Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from midnight until 2:41 AM EDT. By the time you wake up Friday morning, the Moon will be in 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.

Figures in a Hudson River Landscape by Albert Bierstadt via Wiki Media

 

 

PLEASURE AND BEAUTY

Saturday, October 14, 2017:

Make sure you are up, out of bed, with coffee in hand, and a plan for the day before 7:30 AM EDT! This is a lovely day. The sooner you get it started, the better the results!

At 6:11 AM EDT, Venus leaves fussy, detail oriented Virgo behind to enter the cool, delightful pleasures of charming Libra. Venus, as Libra’s natural ruler, is delighted to find herself joining the Sun and Mercury already in this social, diplomatic sign of Libra. Almost anything you choose to do today should go well, plans for socializing are particularly highlighted.

At 4:43 PM EDT, the expressive, playful Leo Moon forms a sextile aspect to the Sun and, later in the evening, she forms a flowing trine aspect to steadfast, stabilizing Saturn. Release your concerns, allow yourself to enjoy what presents itself. Look for and create beauty and love in everything you do on this lovely autumn day.

 

 

WILD EPIPHANIES

Sunday, October 15, 2017:

When you wake up on Sunday morning, you may notice an intellectual buzz and excitement pushing you toward unconventional understandings! Mercury opposed Uranus while we slept and the energy of it will stay with us throughout the day. This is an awesome day to study astrology and receive epiphanies galore!

At 7:19 AM, the Moon enters Virgo, bringing our attention to the details that support these wild flights of mind and understanding.

I am so excited that my students will be gathering in northern Vermont for a retreat this weekend. We will all learn so much under this transit! Contact me if you are ready to start a serious study of astrology. Next October, you can join us for this annual retreat! Are you ready to give yourself such a gift of learning?

The Leo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 1:28 AM EDT until she enters Virgo at 7:19 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.

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: April 3, 2017 through April 9, 2017

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

An astrological consultation with an open-hearted, competent astrologer will clearly show you the larger picture at play, the universal directional path.

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Sea Melodies by Herbert James Draper via Wiki Commons

Sea Melodies by Herbert James Draper via Wiki Commons

 

 

MOVING FORWARD WITH COMFORT AND COURAGE

Monday, April 3, 2017:

This morning, you would rather stay home and avoid work altogether. With the receptive Moon in domestic Cancer, your home and issues of tenderness and love are the concerns you would like to occupy your day.

However, most of us will need to head to work. Early in the day, as the Moon forms an easy trine aspect to Neptune (12:26 PM EDT), it may seem difficult to get your feet firmly on the ground.

Mid-afternoon (2:40 PM EDT), the forceful Aries Sun and protective Cancer Moon form a challenging square aspect bringing us to the First Quarter phase of the Moon. If you think about Cancer’s desire to cuddle with a loved one in a warm nest and Aries’ desire to take a solitary and courageous mountain bike ride, you will understand the challenge between these two energies. Think back to the seed you planted at the New Moon last week. Find a way to use these two conflicting energies to move that process forward.

As soon as your workday is complete, head home, cook a meal for yourself or your family and settle in to any domestic comfort you choose to create.

 

 

ANXIETY TURNS TO PLAY

Tuesday, April 4, 2017:

When you awake on Tuesday morning, your challenging dreams may linger, leaving you with an unsettling sense of anxiety. If you remember those dreams, look for the message within and release any discomfort. The sensitive Cancer Moon forms challenging aspects to excessive Jupiter, subversive Pluto, and unsettling Uranus between late Monday night and Tuesday morning.

Allow yourself to explore unusual patterns. Don’t try to stick with all that is expected of you. Perhaps, it is time to explore a new way of viewing the world. Make contact with folks who will stretch or challenge your viewpoints. Stop assuming your worldview is the only one worthy of airtime.

At 4:46 PM EDT, the tender Cancer Moon forms a flowing trine aspect to lovely Venus allowing a loving connection. Take a break from your work and head outside even for a moment; look at the sky and experience expansive beauty.

At 6:13 PM EDT, the Moon enters exuberant Leo, opening the evening for playful fun, the pleasure of creativity.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 4:46 PM EDT until she enters Leo at 6:13 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 a significant future impact.

 

 

Ariadne by Herbert James Draper via WIki Commons

Ariadne by Herbert James Draper via Wiki Commons

WIND AT YOUR BACK

Wednesday, April 5, 2017:

The most significant aspect on Wednesday happens at the very final moments of the day. Just at midnight, courageous Mars forms a flowing trine aspect to empowered Pluto. When these two mighty planets work together in a harmonious configuration, you can expect great determination and strength of your actions. You are likely to feel highly motivated to move heaven and earth toward the fulfillment of whatever significant plan or project you have embarked upon.

The cycle between Mars and Pluto (a two year cycle) began in August 2016. What did you plunge into at that time that you knew would take great resolve and willpower? Whatever began at that time has reached a point in its growth where the wind is at your back and progress is steady inherently easy. The full expression of this cycle will come in late May. Plan for it!

The Moon and continues through playful Leo encouraging you to spend time with creative pleasures. If you have children in your life, spend time with them; engage on their level of play. Enjoy

 

 

SOUL SEARCHING AND PARADOX

Thursday, April 6, 2017:

On Thursday, Saturn turns retrograde, remaining thus until August 25th. Over the course of this 4 ½ months, it is important to do some soul-searching regarding any long-term commitments that you are considering. This could be around issues of relationship, business, relocation, or your career. If you know the house Saturn is moving through in your chart during this retrograde, that is the most likely area on which to focus your contemplation.

The lovely Leo Moon forms a Grand Trine aspect to exciting Uranus and stable Saturn throughout the afternoon. You should experience an easy sense of satisfaction and excitement simultaneously. You may feel very anchored and reliable even as you feel exhilarant and animated. Hold this paradox with pleasure as for now, both energies hold space together in friendship.

The Leo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:17 PM EDT until she enters Virgo 20 minutes after midnight. 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.

 

 

BALANCE EXPANSION AND REALITY

Friday, April 7, 2017:

When you wake up on Friday morning, the Moon will have entered practical Virgo. You can go ahead and put away your toys from the last few Leo Moon days.

The efficiency and precision of Virgo is challenged as the Sun opposes optimistic Jupiter at 5:38 PM EDT. This energy definitely flies in the face of practical Virgo as you are pushed to excess, extravagance, and overindulgence.

The cycle between the Sun and Jupiter began in late September. In looking back at that time, consider what you started that was of an expansive nature. What big idea or plan did you begin in September? Now, at the planets’ opposition, look back and see how far you have come with that idea or that plan and then make any adjustments necessary to bring it into its fullest power. Pay attention to the places where you can give or receive big ideas or large pleasures.

It is probably best to leave your credit cards at home as it would be so easy to overspend. Watch where your eyes may be bigger than your stomach…. or your dream has gotten unrealistic. We must always remember the delicate balance between expansion and reality.

 

Halcyone by Herbert James Draper via Wiki Commons

Halcyone by Herbert James Draper via Wiki Commons

 

CHECK YOURSELF

Saturday, April 8, 2017:

Saturday starts out easily enough. You will probably feel productive and powerful due to a lovely Earth Grand Trine. However, the afternoon brings difficult challenges.

When Venus squares Saturn at 4:28 PM EDT, there may be issues that you can not ignore in your love life and relationships or you may need to face reality (and fear) concerning your finances. Face reality head-on; that does not mean to process things extensively with a partner.

Saturday’s transits will be better managed as an internal private job. Understand the reality of your situation and allowed it to be exactly as it is. Nothing must be resolved in this moment.

At 8:49 PM EDT, when the Sun squares destructive Pluto, you will be happy if you did not engage in any arguments. This challenging aspect insists that you face the truth of your deeper motivations and get clear on what is uncomfortable in your attempts to gain power over others. Be aware of your motivations and face yourself honestly.

If you are ready, bring your understanding of yourself to the table… speak only of your own path, don’t make any statement or assumption of what someone else is bringing to the table.

 

 

A SIMPLE PATH TO WORKING WITH MERCURY RETROGRADE

Sunday, April 9, 2017:

On Sunday morning, the Moon enters cooperative, charming Libra at 8:35 AM EDT. You are ready to re-establish peace and grace into your home and beyond. This is a great morning to go out for brunch with loved ones and friends. You are ready to deepen your connections as you learn the difference between codependency and interdependence. Give this some thought on Sunday morning.

The big news, however, is that at 7:14 PM EDT, Mercury turns retrograde at 4° Taurus. Spend time today preparing for the upcoming three weeks. Mercury will turn direct once again on May 3rd. If you have followed my writing over the years, you are familiar with the best ways to work with Mercury retrograde. Here is your reminder:

4 Simple Steps to Managing Mercury Retrograde!

  1. Don’t be afraid, worried, or concerned!
  2. Get a notebook and a pen. Make a list of everything that you have begun but NOT completed in the past few months.
  3. Get to work! Accomplish what is on this list! Only what is on this list!
  4. Don’t be tempted to start new projects, begin new commitments, new relationships, or new jobs!

Mercury retrograde brings us the gift of time to wrap up loose ends!

The Virgo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 4:22 AM EDT until she enters Libra at 8:35 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 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: 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: April 4, 2016 through April 10, 2016

Looking ahead at the week, I am first struck by the amount of Aries energy that is presented.  If you have stressful issues to deal with, conversations to have, or battles to win, take advantage of this time.

Waterpump Tower by Evgeniy Stasenko via Wiki Commons

Waterpump Tower by Evgeniy Stasenko via Wiki Commons

The week starts with the Sun, Uranus, and Mercury all in Aries.

On Tuesday, Venus joins the others, and several hours later, Mercury leaves Aries behind to bring us a touch of stability in Taurus.  First thing Wednesday morning, the Moon joins the crew in Aries as well.  Fiery days indeed!

As though that amount of Fire were not volatile enough, on Wednesday the Aries Sun forms a stressful square aspect to Pluto, the planet of destruction and transformation.

Three days later on Saturday, the Sun conjuncts Uranus at 20° Aries.  Issues of power dynamics and revolution are in the air.

Thursday brings a New Moon forming close aspects to both Uranus and Pluto.  This suggests a very powerful time to plant a seed of assertiveness, courage and rapid growth.

On Tuesday, the Pisces Moon is VOC* from 6:32 AM EDT until early Wednesday morning.  On Thursday, the Aries Moon is VOC* from 10:56 AM EDT until early Friday morning.  On Saturday, the Taurus Moon is VOC* from 5:49 AM EDT until early Sunday morning.  These are long VOC* periods.

So, what does it mean?  It has been awhile since we talked about VOC* Moon.

The period of time that the Moon is considered to be VOC* is the period of time between the last aspect the Moon makes in one sign and the time it enters the next.  These blocks of time are excellent for rest, recuperation, contemplation, and the effort of routine tasks.  These are not times to begin anything that you are hoping will have a specific outcome.

 

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INSPIRED IMAGINATION

Monday, April 4, 2016:

The week begins uneventfully and with little focus!  The Moon is in Pisces offering a dreamy glow to the corners of your mind.

Other than a blast of energy mid-afternoon as the Moon squares Mars, you are apt to be lacking in motivation.  Allow yourself to work with deep sensitivity and inspired imagination.  This is a great day for creativity and spiritual practice.

Resist any temptation to hit the bottle on Monday evening.  You won’t want to fog your thinking or slow down your reactions.  You are going to need your wits about you in the coming days.

 

TEST AND BUILD COURAGE

Tuesday, April 5, 2016:

Tuesday gets underway with decidedly more energy than was available on Monday.  At 12:09 PM EDT, the Aries Sun forms a trine aspect to Saturn suggesting the importance of bringing stability to the fiery enthusiasm we have felt building since the Sun entered Aries on March 20th.

At 12:50 PM EDT, Venus enters Aries bringing with it a powerful urge to step forward, test limits, and build courage.

At 7:09 PM EDT, Mercury leaves Aries behind to enter Taurus.  Consider that Mercury represents our thought processes, how and what we think about, and how we communicate.  With all these planets in Aries, it is great to see Mercury moving into the steady space of Taurus.

This will greatly assist you in maintaining composure, keeping calm, and focusing on creating stability and beauty rather than the tendency of Aries to blast forward with passion and aggression.  The push that the planets in Aries provide is deeply supported by the stable thought processes that Mercury in Taurus brings.

 

Katayama Bokuyo - Mori (Forest) via Wikicommons

Katayama Bokuyo – Mori (Forest) via Wikicommons

POWERFUL ACTION

Wednesday, April 6, 2016:

Wednesday presents of a day of extremely powerful and dynamic energy.  If there is something in your life that you are having a difficult time taking action on, perhaps this is the day to do so.  You can find within yourself dynamic courage, assertiveness, and drive.  You may also find impatience, impulsiveness, and the tendency to be short tempered and harsh.

At 4:12 PM EDT, when the Sun squares Pluto maintain full awareness of how you and those around you use this energy.  Be careful, remain aware, take full responsibility, and give yourself and others the benefit of the doubt.

In early January of 2016, the Sun conjunct Pluto.  This began a cycle of empowerment or a cycle of destruction in order to make space for newly developing empowerment.  Whatever began at that time, it now requires a particular action to be taken in order to move forward.

What action can you take now that will bring about the transformation that is required in your life?  This cycle holds incredible power.  The action you take now will bring powerful results in mid-July.

 

NEW BEGINNINGS REQUIRE MAJOR CHANGE

Thursday, April 7, 2016:

Thursday brings us to a powerhouse of a day.  At 7:24 AM EDT, we come to the New Moon at 18° Aries.  This begins a new lunar cycle.  With this powerful energy, you can push forward any agenda you passionately desire.

The New Moon itself actually falls between a square aspect she forms to Pluto at 6:25 AM EDT and a conjunction she forms to Uranus at 10:56 AM EDT.  This brings the energy of destruction, transformation, and revolution to the forefront of our experience.

Is there something in your life that requires a major change that can only happen when you stop fighting the process?

Each New Moon is a time of beginnings; do not underestimate the significance of what you chose to begin at this time, or what is thrust upon you by circumstance or design.  Focus on the area of your life that you know requires change.

It may seem a bit silly but creating a New Moon ritual can be very powerful. It can also be very simple.  Take a moment to write down what you wish to begin or create in the coming month.  What do you want to see increase over the coming months? Have two candles available for your ritual.  Light the first candle to represent yourself, just as you are today.  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 want more of 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.

 

SEEK SIMPLE PLEASURES

Friday, April 8, 2016:

The Moon’s entry into Taurus early Friday morning encourages you to slow down and allow the new beginnings of Thursday’s New Moon to take hold.  Any projects you tackle on Friday may not move forward quickly but are likely to build steadily over time.  Remind yourself that there is no hurry.

Focus on enjoying a quiet evening of pleasure seeking.  Allow yourself to pursue pleasure and enjoyment of a sensual nature.  Seek simple comforts, a good meal, soothing music, touch and physical comfort.

Don’t complicate this day with drama or too much activity.  Allow slow steadfast simplicity.

Fire 1112 by Jordi Feliu via Wiki Commons

Fire 1112 by Jordi Feliu via Wiki Commons

OPEN TO YOUR MOST AUTHENTIC SELF

Saturday, April 9, 2016:

Saturday may bring a second step to the intensity that you managed on Wednesday, perhaps the 2nd shoe will fall or the next chapter opens.

However it shows up, the energy of Saturday certainly shatters the calm of Friday!  Yes, the Moon is still in Taurus.  However, even that solid Taurus energy is no match for the intensity and impulsiveness of the Sun conjunct Uranus.

Keep your eyes open for unexpected, unconventional, or even defiant situations or energies this weekend.  Expect the unexpected.

If you feel depressed, ask yourself what you are avoiding.  You do know the answer to this one.

Where is the revolution in your own life?  What necessary changes are you avoiding that is causing anxiety and agitation?  Make the necessary changes in order for anxiety to shift to excitement.  This is not the weekend to stick with the status quo or to maintain a conventional stance in your life.

This is a new annual cycle of becoming more authentic and in tune with your deepest truest self.

 

CONVERSATION AND SELF-CARE

Sunday, April 10, 2016:

Sunday will not bring the stability we would like following the powerfully shifting tides of this week.  It is going to take at least a few days to assimilate the changes

By the time you wake up on Sunday, the Moon is in Gemini.  Anticipate and prepare to converse openly about the changes you see brewing in your life.  There is no point in keeping secrets or not being open with those you love.  You will receive more understanding and support than you may expect.

At 4:05PM EDT, the Moon opposes Mars suggesting that you may encounter some resistance.  There is no need to butt heads about it.  We each have our own perspective; this is an opportunity to learn to respect the experience and beliefs of others.

At 7:59PM EDT, the Moon forms a square to Neptune.  Perhaps, you can sit in meditation before you close down for the night or you may prefer to pour an extra glass of wine and let yourself get lost in a movie.

Be easy on yourself. This is an evening for self-care.

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

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

 

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