Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: September 11, 2017 through September 17, 2017

 

“We use astrology most constructively and creatively when we gain from it a sense of what is possible for us at the highest levels of our potentialities. Seeing that, the challenges is then to keep our eyes open to life itself, to be able to respond appropriately when some event or change of circumstances…”

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Frontispiece to The Song of Los by William Blake via Wiki Commons

 

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ACTIVITY AMPS UP

Monday, September 11, 2017:

Monday morning should start out slow and easy. The Moon is in Taurus supporting earthy relaxation and deliberate stability. Don’t try to get a lot accomplished as the VOC* Moon is not interested in achievement.

At 3:29 PM EDT, you can expect your mind to speed-up with activity as the Moon makes her way into talkative and curious Gemini.

This will be a great evening to enlist active study, writing, or speaking. The Moon develops harsh challenging aspects to both mental Mercury and assertive Mars, pressuring you to take action on your thoughts, words, and ideas. Pay attention and be aware of how others hear you, express your passion but do try to keep aggression out of your tone and manner.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) on Monday until she enters Gemini at 3:29 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.

 

STABLE LOVE & VALUES

Tuesday, September 12, 2017:

In consideration of Tuesday’s trine aspect formed from graceful Venus to deliberate thoughtful Saturn at 8:49 PM EDT, you will want to look back at the entire cycle between these two planets.

The cycle between Venus and Saturn is a cycle of bringing stability to your deepest values. At the start of each planetary cycle, we plant a seed or in some manner begin a new process. This may have been a time when you began a serious relationship or started a new phase in an existing one. Perhaps, you began to handle your finances in a more mature fashion and you got serious about making money, establishing wealth, or creating something of material substance.

Examine the seed you planted when the cycle began at the conjunction between Venus and Saturn in late October of 2016. At the end of July of 2017, you were able to see how far the cycle had developed at its full expression. Now, you get the benefit of the work you have done on this issue. The relationship is going well or the finances have improved.

You may even be able to help others who face similar challenges to their most personal values of love or money. Maturity and hard work support the stabilization of those values. Over the coming months, you will begin preparation for a new cycle of deepening those serious values.

The Moon is in curious Gemini throughout the day encouraging friendly, talkative encounters with a diverse range of folks.

 

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STRUGGLE LEADS TO MATURE GROWTH

Wednesday, September 13, 2017:

Wednesday’s Gemini Moon is extremely active in the early hours of the morning when you will likely be sleeping, anticipate strong dream activity.

At 2:24 AM EDT, we reach the Third Quarter Moon phase. This is a release point following the Full Solar Eclipse of August 21st. Think back to that day and consider what shifts need to be made to prepare for a step forward at the coming New Moon on September 20th.

Once you get up and are going into the day, there’s a lovely trine aspect from the talkative Gemini Moon to Jupiter in relationship- oriented Libra. This is a time when conversations with a loved one can be expansive, optimistic, and result in positive connection.

When the Moon then sextiles Uranus at 2:35 PM EDT, all bets are off, excitement may bring a surprise or something unexpected.

Wednesday evening, the energy changes dramatically at 6:13 PM EDT, when the Moon leaves chatty Gemini behind to enter protective, nourishing Cancer. Cancer brings our attention to domestic issues, love, and kindness.

However, we are building to a difficult square aspect being formed from the critical Virgo Sun to Saturn in Sagittarius (exact at 10:58 PM EDT). This brings with it a sense of difficulty, responsibilities, and the heavy hand of reality. The stress of this aspect is with us through most of Wednesday and will maintain through much of Thursday.

Consider a difficult choice or something stressful that began early in December 2016. It may feel hard but this is the time to begin the process of untangling the issues surrounding that time.

You may feel restricted, restrained and in some way held back by others. Please relax into it, and try to find the lesson. Saturn brings significant growth as we take responsibility for ourselves and the steps we take forward.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:35 PM EDT until she enters Cancer at 6:13 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.

 

LOVE – THE MEANING OF FAMILY

Thursday, September 14, 2017:

I hope you enjoy exciting and hopeful dreams before you wake. Then turn your attention to anticipation and encouragement regarding your domestic and deeply emotional connections and relationships.

At 3:31 PM EDT, with the Moon trine devotional Neptune, your heart and mind may turn in the direction of romance or simple flights of fancy. Immerse yourself in the development of your deep understanding of what family means to you. Family can mean so many things to each of us. A quote I like from Jim Butcher, “When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by your without flinching – they are your family.” These are the connections to remain committed to over time. Folks who keep you close through thick and thin, who you know you can share your vulnerabilities with, bring them closer now, let them know you are by their side as well. Accepting deep love from others sustains your ability to move forward and continue passing love onto others.

When the Moon is in Cancer, our hearts feel tender and our sensitivity can sometimes be a challenge. Allow your vulnerabilities to show, give, and receive love and kindness.

 

EXPAND LOVE

Friday, September 15, 2017:

Friday brings another day of deep sensitivity as the Moon continues moving through intuitive, tender Cancer.

At 3:43 PM EDT, Venus, the planet of love, beauty and resources forms a lovely sextile aspect to Jupiter, the planet of expansion and optimism. Take time to become aware of what you have created in terms of love, value, beauty, or finances since late August 2016. This is the waning sextile, a time to begin preparation for a new cycle of expanding love that will begin in November. For now, prepare to release the cycle that began in late August 2016. Each new cycle builds on the previous one.

Pay attention to any opportunities you encounter to express your appreciation for how others have nourished your life.

At 9:09 PM EDT, the Moon leaves Cancer behind to enter dramatically inclined Leo. Saturday will feel far less sensitive and will be more playful and fun. 🙂

The Cancer Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:23 PM EDT until she enters Leo at 9:09 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.

 

Rest at Harvest by William Aldophe Bouguereau via Wiki Commons

 

PUT YOUR CARDS ON THE TABLE

Saturday, September 16, 2017:

I love to see a weekend with a playful Leo Moon. It is true that I am a bit biased in this regard! It is also true that weekends are generally a time we want to have fun and express ourselves with generosity and largesse. The Leo Moon helps create this energy with encouragement. It is also true that we each need to make sure our motivations are clear, that our generosity does not have a core of selfishness with this Moon placement.

At 3:01 PM EDT, mental Mercury, finally direct, joins with aggressive Mars for the final of three conjunctions, this time in Virgo. Finally, say what must be said, with renewed clarity and deep kindness. Get ready to move on with new ideas and new ways to implement those ideas. Virgo offers the ability to see the potential of a situation and do the detailed work to reach that potential for the good of all. Put your cards on the table.

 

COLOR THE DAY WITH PLEASURE

Sunday, September 17, 2017:

Sunday brings delightful aspects to the exuberant Leo Moon. The day begins with a flowing trine to Saturn at 10:18 AM EDT, you should feel steady and in control of the direction you want to take the day, you are ready to move forward but not in a hurry.

The Moon has an exciting sextile to Jupiter at 4:36 PM EDT which supports the expansion of your heart and generosity. At 8:34 PM EDT, with a conjunction to lovely Venus, your heart feels full, creative, loyal, and dynamic. At 8:55 PM EDT, with a trine to Uranus, you may receive news that surprises you or you may express something unexpected to others.

Your heart is so open throughout this day. Enjoy. There is hopefulness and joy available for the taking. These are all Moon transits so be sure to incorporate them as they come along, they will not last but will color the day with pleasure.

 

 

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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: March 13, 2017 through March 19, 2017

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Pallas Athene by Parmigianino via Wiki Commons

Pallas Athene by Parmigianino via Wiki Commons

 

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IMPULSIVE, DYNAMIC THINKING AHEAD

Monday, March 13, 2017:

Monday morning begins with a lovely Libra Moon ushering us into our day. Focus your attention on creating harmony and diplomatic social relationships. Make nice with everyone. This should be relatively easy, even with Venus retrograde.

At 5:07 PM EDT, Mercury, the planet of our thoughts, communications, and general perceptions, moves quickly into dynamic, impulsive Aries. Mercury only remains in Aries until March 31st, when it will move into stable Taurus.

While Mercury is in Aries, your thinking moves quickly and you may have very little patience. You could easily get yourself into trouble by saying exactly what comes to mind without thinking through the consequences. Your thoughts can bring powerful inspiration and you may feel as though your mind has caught fire!

Enjoy the experience but do remember to slow down and be kind with your words.

 

 

A POWERFUL DAY LEADS TO HEALING

Tuesday, March 14, 2017:

Diplomacy and peacemaking was easier on Monday then it will be on Tuesday. Yes, the Moon continues through harmonious Libra but forms harsh aspects to the T-square between powerful Pluto, enlarged Jupiter, and defiant Uranus, which is the planetary combination that has us all in turmoil!

During the T-square, first, the Libra Moon squares Pluto, followed by a conjunction to Jupiter, and then opposes Uranus, all within the course of the day. This activity highlights the intense level of agitation, over-extension, and power grabbing activity we see in the highest level of government. You will feel these energies in your own life and watch them in the lives of your friends as well.

At 10:41 PM EDT, when the Sun conjoins Chiron, the Wounded Healer, at 24° Pisces, you may find the ability to release an old wound and reach for healing that is offered.

As you offer healing compassion to others, your own pain can be released. Pay attention to your dreams, release the tight knots of your heart, and rest in open inspiration. Meditation and dreams will support this powerful process.

 

 

Diana,Chasseresse by Jules Joseph Lefebvre via Wiki Commons

Diana,Chasseresse by Jules Joseph Lefebvre via Wiki Commons

RELEASE – BREATHE – REPEAT

Wednesday, March 15, 2017:

Wednesday begins at 6:06 AM EDT with a harmonious sextile between the charming Libra Moon and stabilizing Saturn. Allow the day to begin with ease and simplicity.

At 11:11 AM EDT, the Moon leaves diplomacy aside to enter mysterious Scorpio. This brings passionate, introspective depth to the rest of the day. Perhaps, on Tuesday, you wanted to please others but on Wednesday you’re more cautious and it’s possible that your suspicious nature will take over.

At 7:38 PM EDT, when the compulsive Scorpio Moon opposes aggressive Mars, you or those around you, may be spoiling for a fight. Don’t let that fight engage you. It is only a Moon transit and will subside if you give it a bit of time. Do not respond, take deep breaths, and simply let it go. If you engage with that battle, it may grow all out of proportion.

Release – Breathe – Repeat.

The Libra Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 6:06 AM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 11:11 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.

 

 

EMBRACE INSPIRATION

Thursday, March 16, 2017:

Thursday should be a calm and simple day. The powerful Scorpio Moon forms a lovely trine to mystical Neptune at 11:25 AM EDT.

This holds your emotions in a powerful state of dreamy inspiration. If you are a poet, musician, artist, or mystic, this is a lovely day to follow your inspiration. For the rest of you, it is a day to take notice of your connection to spirituality, music, compassion, and the creation of inspiration in all areas of your life.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITY AND SELF-RESPECT

Friday, March 17, 2017:

On Friday, as the Sun squares serious Saturn at 5:47 PM EDT, you will likely have the sense of being held back somehow. You may feel that some higher authority is preventing you from moving forward in some way. Step back from the temptation to look for blame or to express your frustration with anger.

This is a day when it is important to look clearly into the face of reality. A great difficulty will occur if you attempt to avoid whatever reality needs to be faced. What responsibilities do you wish were not on your plate? How much easier will your life be if you simply face the issue and embrace your limitations with self-respect? This is the final square of the cycle of maturity that began on December 10, 2016.

Something that began in December is now beginning a process of release. Face the issue and work with it rather than trying to hold to something that wants to change. It does not necessarily need to end but must begin to change form.

P.S. You can look forward to a lovely weekend ahead.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:57 PM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 11:00 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

Amor is Disarmed by Diana by Charles Amédée Philippe van Loo via Wiki Commons

Amor is Disarmed by Diana by Charles Amédée Philippe van Loo via Wiki Commons

WORDS OF LOVE

Saturday, March 18, 2017:

Saturday is a lovely day to speak the words of love and appreciation that are on your mind. If you have held back from declaring your heartfelt feeling, today is the day to directly speak from your heart.

At 8:26 AM EDT, expressive Mercury conjoins with lovely Venus, both at 9° Aries. This colors the entire day with a desire to be assertive and direct with pleasurable, beautiful communications.

Later in the day, as the impulsive, optimistic Sagittarius Moon forming a flowing trine aspect to this pair, it simply accentuates the expansion and words of love. If you have anything good to say, this is the day to say it. If words are a part of your creativity as a writer or speaker, enjoy a great boost to the positive words and expressions of beauty you are able to bring forth.

 

 

SEEK A NEW PERSPECTIVE

Sunday, March 19, 2017:

What can you get excited about on Sunday? The Moon remains in delightful, philosophical, freedom-loving Sagittarius throughout the day. There is nothing to get in the way of Sagittarius’ jovial nature.

At 4:35 PM EDT, she forms a lovely sextile to expansive Jupiter, followed by a flowing trine to excitable Uranus at 9:30 EDT.

Find ways to expand your vision, your perspective, and your worldview. Engage in conversations with people who think very differently than you do, plan a trip that will bring you face-to-face with another perspective of the world, or watch a documentary that opens your mind to the way others think or live.

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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 from August 29, 2016 through September 4, 2016

As we leave August behind and move into September, we do so with Mercury turning retrograde on Tuesday and a Virgo New Moon and Solar Eclipse on Thursday. Welcome to the changing seasons!

Starlight Sower by Hai Knafo via Wiki Commons

Starlight Sower by Hai Knafo via Wiki Commons

First things first, have you become comfortable with Mercury retrograde yet? I have harped on this issue for a very long time, but still many people find it difficult to accept and work with Mercury retrograde.

All you really need to do is follow these five simple steps each time Mercury turns retrograde.  You will be amazed that, in time, you will find yourself looking forward to Mercury retrograde.

1) Don’t be afraid, worried, or concerned; Mercury Retrograde is NOT a problem.

Of course, that is easier said than done with so many folks spreading negativity about Mercury retrograde! As you work with these cycles, you will come to love these brief periods scattered throughout the year. They are a gift; learn to use them well. Spread the word!

2) Make sure your computer is backed up, your car is caught up on all necessary repairs, and that your friends and family know you love them.

With those things taken care of in advance, there is so much less to worry about.  Things like to break down during Mercury retrograde but if you are proactive there will be nothing insurmountable.

3) Get a notebook and a pen – make a list of everything you have begun but not completed since May 22, 2016.

Start with a clean sheet of paper, quiet your mind, and think back over these past few months. Look through your calendar, your notebooks, your bills; wherever you will find reminders of what you have been thinking about and working on since Mercury went direct on May 22nd.

Now, carefully make a list of all the things that you have begun but not completed during this time. Dig deep; there are probably more things than you are aware of.

Consider the books that you began to read but didn’t finish, the appointment you meant to reschedule but just haven’t gotten to, the project you finally tucked into a drawer because you couldn’t find the time to complete it.  If you are anything like me, you also have plenty of communications that have fallen through the cracks. Get those on your list as well.

4) Now get to work! Focus your attention on the items on this list.

Once you have the list made, it is easy to follow the perfect plan for the next three weeks. Our lives are so busy; we fly from one project to another, from one communication to another, never having time to slow down and complete all that we have begun.
Now, you have the opportunity to focus on this list. You will be amazed at how much you can accomplish. Used properly, Mercury retrograde offers the gift of wrapping up loose ends.

5) Don’t be tempted to start new projects, begin new commitments, new relationships, or new jobs.

Set this time aside for cleanup only. Nothing more, nothing less. Don’t move forward until Mercury turns direct on September 22.

Focusing in this manner will take most of the stress out of Mercury retrograde. Yes, you will still notice folks showing up at meetings late and full of anxiety. Let it roll off your back.

Pay more careful attention to how you communicate and make sure to double check that important communications are understood. Put the stress of it aside. Allow yourself to simply get a lot accomplished so you can start with a clean slate when Mercury moves forward on September 22nd.

 

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EXPRESS BEAUTY; SHOW LOVE

Monday, August 29, 2016:

At 2:32 AM EDT, Mercury will conjoin Venus planting a seed to focus our attention on deep values and love. Write a love-letter, expressing your understanding of beauty in words. Try your hand at poetry. You may surprise yourself.

By the time we start the day, the nurturing Moon will have entered playful Leo (4:12 AM EDT). Love is able to flow through dramatic generosity.   Expression is the name of the game on Monday.

At 10:06 PM EDT, Venus, the planet of partnership, beauty, and diplomacy leaves meticulous Virgo behind to enter romantic, social Libra. Venus has a natural affinity for Libra and is able to express beauty, charm, and refinement easily. Venus has a brief stay in Libra, only staying until September 23rd when she will head into the intensity of Scorpio territory.  While she is here, use her gifts wisely. Understand your profound value, show appreciation for the beauty and value of others and this amazing planet we live on, and this life we are experiencing.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:23 AM EDT until she enters Leo at 4:12 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. Most of us will sleep through this and never have to worry about it! 😉

 

MERCURY RETROGRADE – ARE YOU READY?

Tuesday, August 30, 2016:

The Moon continues through playful Leo all day on Tuesday encouraging us not to get too jacked up about the Mercury retrograde that begins at 9:04 AM EDT.  For the next three weeks, our communication skills and the way we perceive others and the world are somewhat altered.  People love to spread stories of stress and anxiety about these times. Please do not listen to those stories.

Focus your attention on getting caught up on all the projects that have not been completed over the past few months. Yes, it is a good idea to double-check your schedule and your communications. It is not a good idea to head into this upcoming three weeks anticipating problems.  You will surely find what you look for.

Personally, I find this to be the best time to get projects done. When Mercury turns direct on September 22nd, the slate will be clean and it will be exciting to start a whole new chapter!

 

A DAY OF RELEASE; LET IT GO

Verso Un Estate by Alberto Bertoldi via Wiki Commons

Verso Un Estate by Alberto Bertoldi via Wiki Commons

Wednesday, August 31, 2016:

You may have difficulty sleeping on Tuesday night with the Moon forming a trine to Uranus at 12:20 AM EDT Wednesday morning. With the Moon in Leo and Uranus in Aries, this is a hot and dynamic combination, bringing originality and possibly anxiety.

AT 11:23 AM EDT, your heart calms down as the Moon enters productive, meticulous Virgo. The rest of the day is relatively quiet as we prepare for Thursday’s New Moon Eclipse.

This is the ending of a cycle. Go inward and consider what is ready to move on from your life. What no longer supports your path forward? What is holding you back? You may feel restless; however, try to allow that contemplation to rest easily within the quiet of your heart and mind. On Thursday, you will begin a fresh step forward. The process of release begins internally now.

The Leo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 12:20 AM EDT until she enters Virgo at 11:23 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 a significant future impact.

 

VIRGO NEW MOON – SOLAR ECLIPSE; ENDINGS & NEW BEGINNINGS

Thursday, September 1, 2016:

We certainly are starting September on a powerful note! With the Virgo New Moon and a Solar Eclipse exact at 5:04 AM EDT, this marks a time for endings and new beginnings. Because this New Moon and Solar Eclipse triggers the square between Saturn and Neptune, this is especially powerful. A Solar Eclipse momentarily blocks the flow of the Sun providing a sort of rebooting of our consciousness.  What are you ready to let go of in order to move in a new (and possibly unexpected) direction?

If you are still asking yourself: “What do I want?” now it is time to put that question aside and ask: “What does life want from me?” How can you, in your small or large way, make a difference to the greater good? This Virgo New Moon and Solar Eclipse offers us each the opportunity to step forth onto a new path of greater significance, a path of service.

The day will present challenges; don’t allow them to overwhelm you. A day as powerful as this does not come without challenge.

At 11:21 PM EDT, the Sun square Saturn speaks firmly to the need to look at the reality of what needs to change in your circumstances, your ideals, or your desires. Where are you holding on too tightly? This will strongly impact a few days following this exact ‘hit’ and works hand in hand with Friday’s Saturn opposition Neptune, illuminating the discord between Saturn and Neptune.

Where do you want to resist seeing the truth? What area of your life did you work hard on in late November of 2015? Is it clear that the rules of that game (whatever ‘game’ started in late November) need to change over the coming months? Quiet time in contemplation is necessary over the next few days. Go inward, plant the seeds of effort and offer kindness to those in need.

Don’t neglect a simple New Moon ritual on today or tomorrow. You will want to complete the ritual after the exact time of the New Moon and within 24 hours.  The dramatic Leo New Moon is ideal for planting seeds of generosity, love, and playfulness or for telling the Universe you are awaiting a child or a lover.

Take a moment to write down what you wish to create for the upcoming cycle.  Have two candles available; light the first candle to represent yourself, just as you are at this moment in time. Light the second candle as an aspiration of what you want to create.

Each day, take a moment to focus on yourself as you light the first candle.  As you light the second candle, focus on drawing to you what you desire, 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.

Embrace the dark and allow growth.

 

RELAX INTO AMBIGUITY

Friday, September 2, 2016:

On Friday, the Sun opposes Neptune at 12:37PM EDT, highlighting the ongoing square between Saturn and Neptune (Thursday, the Sun squared Saturn) the most challenging and long-term transit of 2016. We may fear loss of control, we may desire to escape our responsibilities, we may dream of transcending boundaries of all kinds, and we are likely confused about which direction to move in or which path to take.

It is best to relax in ambiguity, do not make important decisions now.

At 1:17 PM EDT, Mercury conjoins Jupiter increasing our desire to understand the direction we are moving in. Please remember, Mercury is retrograde. You very likely do not have all the information you need to make an important decision.

The Virgo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 6:13 PM EDT until she enters Libra at 8:56 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.

Ol Auf Maplatte by Roswitha Doerig via Wiki Commons

Ol Auf Maplatte by Roswitha Doerig via Wiki Commons

 

A SIMPLE DAY

Saturday, September 3, 2016:

The highly agreeable Libra Moon does her best to bring us back to calm cooperation and peacefulness with a conjunction to Venus at 7:30 AM EDT. Get the day started early. Make breakfast for your lover or a friend.

Save any wild party plans for another weekend. Saturday is good for low-key restful socializing. Spend the day with a good friend or partner making art or visiting a museum.

At 4:56 PM EDT, the Libra Moon forms a sextile to Saturn encouraging us to further release any anxiety left over from Friday. It is important to maintain attention and awareness of your responsibilities even as your heart is fully open to beauty, and to respond with maturity and clear reality. Allow yourself to enjoy a simple day.

 

MAKING PEACE WITH INDECISION

Sunday, September 4, 2016:

Sunday brings with it the potential for power struggles and anxiety (Moon square Pluto at 2:40 AM EDT – Moon oppose Uranus at 8:30 PM EDT) Sunday’s issues are simple Moon transits and won’t last long.

Your job is two fold. If possible, find some time alone, go inward and make peace with your own indecision. Make peace as well with your tendency to be overly dependent on others. An increased awareness of your own dependencies and struggles with decision-making will begin to change the path of your relationships.

Do not engage in power struggles.  Any aggression between two people requires input from both. If you don’t take the bait, the battle will not ensue. Do not engage in negative interactions, take the high road and the whole issue will pass before sleep finds you.
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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 29, 2016 through March 6, 2016

The planetary alignment suggests a very active, busy week. We begin the week with the extra day of February. Remember, this is a leap year! Treat it as an EXTRA day and you will begin the week with a sense of abundance!

L'élégante à l'éventail by Louis German via Wiki Commons

L’élégante à l’éventail by Louis German via Wiki Commons

Early in the week, watch as your values or your experience of the values of others, take an interesting turn. This could show up in terms of money or love. You may be presented with an opportunity to stabilize these areas, even as they expand with unexpected or unusual growth. Anticipate and prepare for unique opportunities that can result in powerful new developments.

The weekend ahead may bring communication challenges as your thinking moves through anger followed by a turn toward confusion. Seeking a path toward deeper spiritual understanding will help.

The plus side of the weekend could bring unexpected travel. A road trip to Montreal is not out of the question! But staying out late dancing on Saturday night may not be the best option. Better to get some sleep and enjoy museums or places of worship on Sunday (those churches are beautiful).

This is a powerful week with a lot of changing energies. Hang on for the ride, maintain solid integrity, don’t be hard on yourself or others, and allow yourself to dream.

 


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SAY ‘YES’

Monday, February 29, 2016:

We begin the week with the Moon connecting with Mars, pushing us forward with a powerful need to take action on some deeply felt issue. At 6:56 PM EST, the Moon enters Sagittarius opening some of the tightness or confusion you may have brought with you from the weekend.

Allow yourself to open your perspective and look to your dreams for the future. At 8:07 PM EST, Venus and Saturn form a sextile. This offers us opportunities in the area of love or money.

Keep your eyes open on Monday and Tuesday for possibilities you may not have considered. If an opportunity presents itself that feels good and proper; simply open your heart and your mind and say ‘Yes’.

 

SO MANY POSSIBILITIES

Tuesday, March 1, 2016:

Starting the day on Tuesday, you may feel like you’re getting up on the wrong side of the bed. These feelings are reflecting the square between the Moon and Neptune

This is the day when navigating the path ahead may bring up many questions. We are distracted and possibly overwhelmed by the possibilities. We intuitively know that there are things we must let go of and directions that must be shifted in order to stay on our path.

The Third Quarter Square between the Sun and Moon occurs at 6:11 PM EST. In order to follow your own best intentions, you must know what to release and where to shift direction. It is important to stay grounded in this process.

Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater! Narrow your focus and pay attention to what is necessary.

 

 

Bereshit by Roger David Servais via Wiki Commons

Bereshit by Roger David Servais via Wiki Commons

FOLLOW YOUR HEART

Wednesday, March 2, 2016:

Don’t underestimate the significance of the energies provided on Wednesday.
Your relationships to the most significant people in your life and your deepest held values (including money and other resources) seek exploration and new understanding.

Venus sextiles the wild energy of Uranus at 8:07 PM EST and is asking you (or at least offers the opportunity) to consider solutions and ideas outside the box of convention. With your emotions somewhat detached, you are able to see a bigger view and more possibilities. You don’t have to follow conventional norms or rules; you can follow your deepest hearts desires.

Lines of communication are open and you are open to new ways of experiencing your world. This brings an opportunity to consider alternatives to the status quo, open-minded perspectives, as well as the ability to detach from the opinions of others.

Follow your heart. Give more space to your creative and cerebral thinking.

 

PRACTICAL REALITIES

Thursday, March 3, 2016:

The shift of energy from Wednesday into Thursday may feel considerable. If you loved the energy of Wednesday, today may feel a bit repressive. If you experienced a lot of anxiety on Wednesday, this new energy may feel stable and solid, what a relief!

The Moon enters Capricorn at 5:02 AM EST insisting that you get serious about the practical realities of your life. This is a day for ambition and serious work. You may feel the need to put your personal life on the back burner as you focus on more pragmatic concerns. Enjoy a sense of accomplishment by maintaining that solid focus on all those practical realities.

Before bedtime, it will be important to release that seriousness. Allow yourself a movie, a glass of wine, or extra time on your meditation cushion. Get to sleep in time to tune-in to open, intuitive dream space; especially when the Moon sextile Neptune at 10:57 PM EST.

 

ALLOW FOR IMPERFECTIONS

Friday, March 4, 2016:

The theme of serious, practical accomplishments continues throughout Friday. As the Moon conjunct Pluto at 12:18 PM EST, you will likely be deeply focused on whatever work project you are involved in. Remember, that it may not be easy to be flexible.

At 2:58 PM EST, the Moon squares Uranus and flexibility will be key to managing this transit. If you are too profoundly focused, distractions could become a problem. Allow, develop, and seek flexibility. Allow for the gifts of imperfection and attempt to maintain a sense of humor.

When the Moon trine Jupiter at 3:30 PM EST, tensions should relax and the rest of the afternoon has the potential of being very constructive. You may be surprised at how much you can accomplish in a short period of time.

A quiet evening at home would be advisable. This is not an evening to go looking for pleasure in a social arena. If you want to make plans for socializing this weekend, Saturday evening will be the better choice.

 

 

Sin Titulo by Angel Hernansaez via Wiki Commons

Sin Titulo by Angel Hernansaez via Wiki Commons

HOLD STEADY WHILE ENERGIES SHIFT

Saturday, March 5, 2016:

This brings us to a very busy weekend ahead. On Saturday, Mercury squares Mars at 12:43 AM EST. Perhaps, you can sleep through the reflection of this argumentative aspect or experience the aggravation within the context of your dreams.

By the time you wake up Saturday morning, Mercury has left Aquarius behind to enter Pisces. You may notice your thinking takes on a very different flavor than it has since Mercury entered Aquarius on February 13th. Your thoughts may go to places of intangibility, high imagination, and deep sensitivity.

It may be difficult to follow a train of thought without getting lost in strong, watery currents. We can expect less clarity and more mystical thinking while Mercury remains in Pisces until March 21st.

At 11:06 AM EST, the Moon leaves serious Capricorn behind to enter detached, intellectual Aquarius. We are finally able to get away from so much focus on work and, on an emotional level, move to a cooler, more detached space where all kinds of possibilities may become available.

At 9:28 PM EST, Mars enters Sagittarius after having been in Scorpio since January 3rd. Mars represents our ability to take decisive action, assertiveness, and how we experience and use our sexual energy. While Mars was in Scorpio, we functioned (sexually and assertively) in deep pools of privacy and discretion as we explored our inner depths.

What have you discovered, hidden under the surface, about how your energy wants or needs to express itself? As Mars moves into Sagittarius, we are open to lighter, more exploratory arenas within which we are able to move our assertive, aggressive, and sexual energies. Explore new territory.

In April 2016, Mars will turn retrograde. This means Mars will remain in Sagittarius until late September 2016. Do you know what house Sagittarius occupies in your chart? This will be an area of significant activity between now and September. Make sure you were living your highest integrity in this area. The importance of this will be clear in the coming months.

 

REALITY AND EMPOWERMENT

Sunday, March 6, 2016:

Sunday begins on a serious note with the Sun square Saturn at 1:03 AM EST. Think back to a most serious issue in late November 2015. On November 29th, the Sun conjunct Saturn which began an annual cycle of developing maturity through integrity and hard work. What began in your life at that time? If you have the answer to that question, it will give you an idea of how to manage the square between them on Sunday.

As this is the Last Quarter Square in their cycle, signifying the end of this influence, it is important that you take an action on what began in late November. This is a serious aspect, asking you to make a decision and take action to move your life forward in a practical manner.

Slow down and consider carefully the vision you are working to create. Be clear that you are taking concrete, real-world steps to develop that dream. This is a time to look at reality and make sure you’re taking the necessary, practical steps forward toward an achievable goal.

As the day comes to a close, the Sun sextile Pluto at 11:40 PM EST which suggests that the hard work you are investing in your future opens possibilities for great empowerment moving forward. This is a delightful energy to end the week with.

Reflect and rejoice.

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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: February 23, 2015 through March 1, 2015

She Rushed Out of the Palace and Came to the Upper World by Warwick Goble

She Rushed Out of the Palace and Came to the Upper World by Warwick Goble

This is a busy week with much activity!

Early this week , the Sun square Saturn encourages us to take a serious step forward on whatever began in November.

On Tuesday, Venus trine Saturn stabilizes the same issue and showing us clearly how far we have come since that time.

On Wednesday, Mars trine Saturn brings stability to the places that are edgy and hot within us, and to our situation.

We also begin a new cycle between the Sun and Neptune. This is a one-year cycle bringing us to the closure of a dream, fantasy, or suffering that began last year. Even as this cycle ends a new one-year cycle, with a new dream begins!

The first two days of the week offer a time to say goodbye, to let go, to prepare for starting the new cycle.
As we reach toward the ending of the week, we are able to tap into higher energies to move us forward.

 

Monday, February 23, 2015:
Monday brings us a very active Moon in Taurus going VOC* at 9:58 PM EST following a square to Jupiter. This is a day of deliberation, a day to explore the path ahead from a seriously considered position.

At 8:55 AM EST, the Sun squares Saturn and asks that we look at a story that began in mid-November 2014. Pull out your calendars and/or journals and ask yourself what of significance began in your life at that time. The storyline that began then now asks you to make a commitment to taking a definitive step forward. If you know your chart, look at what planets you have near 4° of mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces). This is where you will most strongly feel this energy. The Sun is at 4° Pisces and Saturn is at 4° Sagittarius. You may feel compelled to take serious action in a certain direction or you may feel that something or someone is holding you back. Do you feel your freedom is being restricted?

This is a serious day, asking for serious action and resulting in serious accomplishment. The results of the actions you take now will be clear in late May 2015.

Do your best on Monday to step out of your own small self-concern. Try to make eye contact with others and offer a helping hand. The smallest kindness can change the entire course of a person’s life. This is not time to get stuck in your own solitary concerns. Show kindness even if the other person doesn’t.

 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015:
Tuesday the Taurus Moon is VOC* all day until she enters Gemini shortly before midnight. This is a day that begs for relaxation and self care.

On Monday, we sought action on what began in November 2014. On Tuesday, we will be working with the same story, only our perspective shifts slightly. If you haven’t determined and executed a deliberate forward action, don’t delay.

Venus trine Saturn at 9:57 AM EST asks us to consider the steps to be taken and clearly acknowledge how far we have come and how much growth has occurred since November. Has the growth involved a new relationship, your personal values, or something else that holds great value to you? Rest in the knowledge that you are on a path with deep purpose.

 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015:
Wednesday is a busy day with the Gemini Moon highly activated with her engagement with many of her sister planets. At 12:14 PM EST, the First Quarter Square between the Sun and the Moon is exact. You may experience conflict between your analytical mind and your desire to simply fantasize, imagine, and feel your way through the day.

As the evening approaches, we have two significant aspects (impacting us for several days) becoming exact.

She Took Up the Jewel in Her Hand by Warwick Goble

She Took Up the Jewel in Her Hand by Warwick Goble

At 10:08 PM EST, Mars trine Saturn and we are provided with powerful energy and courage to calm and stabilize our more serious situations. With each of these planets in Fire signs, there may be enthusiasm, courage, and fun involved. If what you see is high drama, walk the other way. This cycle began in August 2014; if we encountered a restriction at that time, now it opens and the path is clear.

Just before midnight, the Sun conjuncts Neptune and we begin a new cycle of illuminating our dreams and bringing warmth to our suffering. The cycle that is ending now began in late February 2014. Where is 7degrees Pisces in your chart? This is where a new dream begins.

Allow yourself to dream and encourage the dreams of others. If you are suffering, practice self-compassion. If others are suffering, rest with them in a state of open compassion. Listen.

 

Thursday, February 26, 2015:
Thursday we are likely to remain in a continued state of dreamy compassion associated with Wednesday’s Sun conjunct Neptune.

The VOC* Moon lasts the entire day from 3:43 AM EST until the Moon enters Cancer at 7:50 AM EST on Friday.
Our continued dreaminess could develop into nostalgia for the past. What are you releasing out of sheer necessity and yet the releasing brings deep suffering?

As we let go of what has been important in our lives, we experience a mixture of excitement for the future and deep sadness for the past. Whatever it is you are releasing, let it go with love and acknowledgment for the importance and value it has brought you. Releasing something or someone is a matter of opening your hands and letting go. You do not need to push it away, hold onto resentment or anger. Say goodbye with love and gratitude. Release.

 

Friday, February 27, 2015:
After the very long VOC* Moon yesterday, we are relieved to have the Moon enter Cancer at 7:50 AM EST. As we alternate between these long days of Moon VOC* (created by so many planets being in the early degrees) with days without, it may create difficulty maintaining consistency in certain areas of our lives. We have days that we’re moving forward just fine and then days it feels like were swimming through mud. Expect Friday to be a fine day.

Keep close to home this evening. The Cancer Moon encourages us to slow down, spend time with family and love ones, and enjoy quiet activities of connection during the evening hours. With so many planets now in Fire Signs, and the building energy of the Uranus Pluto Square, life is moving very quickly. Changes come without warning. If love, compassion, and care for others are your top priorities, you are on the right path.

 

Saturday, February 28, 2015:
With the exact connection between Uranus and Pluto so close (March 16), the energy of change, power, and transformation is strongly activated each time the Moon transits a Cardinal Sign (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn). The Moon is in Cancer throughout the day squaring Uranus at 11:50 AM EST and opposing Pluto at 12:53 PM EST. This is intensely powerful energy that will require you to hold steady and simply ride the wave of change.

The Moon becomes VOC* following the opposition to Pluto at 12:53 AM EST until she enters Leo on Sunday evening at 6:34 PM. This is an extremely long VOC* Moon. If possible, keep close to home, engage with those you love, and maintain a strong sense of compassion and kindness toward others. Something may come to light that is unexpected and difficult to get your mind around.

Compassion and kindness toward yourself and others is more important this weekend than you realize.

Saturday is the last day in February and we are so close to the final culmination (for now) of this part of the Uranus Pluto story. This story is bigger than our lives. It began in 1965 and has been struggling to push forward for several years now. It will come to full illumination in 2046.

Pay attention to what you encounter now, any internal or external struggle will be with you powerfully over coming weeks.

 

Sunday March 1, 2015:
The Moon is VOC* in Cancer until she enters Leo at 6:34 PM EST. Keep your senses open and aware for an unusual opportunity that may be offered. Look for a new perspective on the area of your life that has expanded over the past 6 to 8 months. The first week of August 2014 brought huge expansive energy to our thoughts, our spirit, and hearts. If you look at what began at that time, you

Urashima by Warwick Goble

Urashima by Warwick Goble

will see an area of full illumination now.

Also, look back to April 2014. Can you remember something that was stimulating, aggravating, or brought anxiety or excitement to your thoughts and awareness? Whatever began at that time, you have come a long way since then. Now you are able to work with the energy of final releasing. Explore ways to release in a healthy manner, to let it go for the next cycle of growth within your mind that will begin in April 2015.

If you know what these cycles represent, I would love to hear from you. Please tell me how this is playing out in your circumstance and your life.

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This week: The VOC* Moon:

VOC* (void of course) refers to the period of time between the final aspect that the Moon makes while in one sign until she enters the next sign. This can consist of several minutes or many hours. These periods are best handled with little expectation of accomplishment; times ideally suited for rest and contemplation.

Block off these times in your schedule and avoid making significant decisions or working on important projects during these times. During VOC* Moon, focus on routine tasks. You will be surprised at how this one change will smooth the edges of your life!

Do you have questions about what is appropriate to do or not do during the VOC* Moon? A simple way to think about it is to ask a simple question: Do I hope that this activity will amount to something? If the activity does not need to amount to anything, go ahead with it! If you have an expectation or desire that this action is going to amount to something, do not do it while the Moon is VOC*. Think about the time you bought a book you were certain you were going to love and you never could finish it! Think about the time you bought the perfect article of clothing that you ended up never wearing; that is the Moon VOC*!

Monday, February 23, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Taurus) following a square to Jupiter at 9:58 PM EST and ending shortly before midnight on Tuesday when she enters Gemini.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Gemini) following a sextile to Jupiter at 3:43 AM EST and ending on Friday at 7:50 AM EST when she enters Cancer.

Saturday figure 28, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in cancer) following an opposition to Pluto at 12:53 PM EST and ending on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 6:43 PM when she enters Leo.

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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transit between the planets. I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and are often fleeting moods. I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.
The Aspects I consider: Conjunctions, Sextiles, Squares, Trines, and Oppositions.
The Planets I am working with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

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