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

 

Two Brothers Illustration by Elenore Abbott

On Tuesday, Venus leaves Taurus behind to enter the busy realm of Gemini. She loved her time in stable, sweet Taurus and although she leaves with some regret, she immediately moves into busy activity and doesn’t look back.

We barely have time to adjust to that shift when Mercury steps out of the sensitive sign of Cancer to enter the dramatic, playful arena of Leo.

Sunday brings us to the Full Moon in Capricorn, illuminating the importance of family connection to serious effort and accomplishment.

With both Mars and the Sun opposing Pluto in these early days of summer, watch for intensity, power dynamics, and serious challenges. Watch as it plays out in the news and in our political system and in your own personal life.

Maintain stability, breathe, and offer kindness. Spend time determining your most powerful forms of self-care and embrace them fully!

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ACCEPTANCE & HEALING

Monday, July 3, 2017:

How are you feeling after the challenges of the past weekend?

At 12:46 PM EDT, when the intense Scorpio Moon forms a supportive trine aspect to the tender Cancer Sun, you are able to see a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. You understand that difficulties are a necessary part of your path and that half the battle is acceptance.

Acknowledging the reality of your situation may be easier than expected as the Moon forms a lovely trine to Neptune at 5:16 PM EDT. Music or poetry will soothe you deeply this evening, as will a candlelight dinner with loved ones.

At 7:14 PM EDT, Venus forms a sextile aspect to Chiron, showing you the importance of slowing down and paying attention to a healing process that began in late January 2017. Take advantage of this soft moment as more intensity lies ahead. As always, remember kindness and self-care. Spread tolerance, decency, and benevolence in all directions.

 

SURPRISING REVELATIONS

Tuesday, July 4, 2017:

Tuesday carries with it a great deal of vitality and activity as the Scorpio Moon forms supportive aspects to powerful Pluto and action-oriented Mars. You will be amazed at how much you can accomplish by focusing your attention on necessary projects.

At 8:11 PM EDT, lovely Venus, the planet of love, values, and resources, enters inquisitive Gemini. She is not happy to leave Taurus where she has been since June 6th. Steadfast Taurus is her favorite place as she indulges in sensuality and comfort.

Now, as she enters active Gemini, she will consider her options regarding love and money.  She will be interested in exploring what is available without settling down. In Gemini, Venus is flirtatious, inquisitive, and restless.

A square aspect between mental Mercury and unconventional Uranus at 8:51 PM EDT colors the entire day and its influence is felt into Wednesday. Watch for sudden communications, surprising revelations, excitement, or anxiety. Think twice or count to 10 before speaking. Ask yourself: “Is it true, is it necessary, is it kind?”

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 9:35 PM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 1:08 AM EDT on 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 any significant future impact.

 

HONOR YOUR PATH

Wednesday, July 5, 2017:

Cinderella by Elenore Abbott via Wiki Commons

We can anticipate powerful shifting energy before Wednesday comes to a close.

When the day begins, the Moon has left the deep emotional space of Scorpio behind to enter Sagittarius, the sign of philosophical expansion and exploration.

At 8:19 PM EDT, Mercury, the planet representing your manner of thinking and communicating, leaves the inward sign of Cancer to leap into playful, boisterous, and expressive Leo. Your conversations will become more animated and dramatic over the coming days.

At 8:46 PM EDT, the affectionate Cancer Sun forms a flowing trine aspect to mystical Neptune. Following on the heels of this aspect, the Sun forms a challenging square aspect to idealistic Jupiter at 10:43 PM EDT. These two overlapping cycles, one involving dreams, imagination, and the loosening of boundaries (Sun and Neptune) and the other involving your higher philosophical understanding of this life (Sun and Jupiter) will be prominent in your experience moving through both Wednesday and Thursday.

The first aspect (Sun and Neptune) is a cycle of developing compassion and sensitivity, mystical dreams, and deep, devotional spirituality. This cycle began at the very beginning of March. Did you plant a seed at that time that now opens onto a smooth path ahead?

The second of these cycles (Sun and Jupiter) is a cycle expanding your higher philosophical understanding. This cycle began in late September of 2016 as you planted a seed of opportunity and deep understanding. How far has that seed grown? It is time to begin looking forward to the start of a new cycle and a new seed to be planted in September 2017.

Clearly, these two cycles are working together to bring awareness to your philosophical understanding and spiritual growth. Honor your path.

 

A NEW UNDERSTANDING

Thursday, July 6, 2017:

Thursday, you can expect to continue working with your own understanding and exploration of your path forward. We are all assimilating the cycles that were highly activated on Wednesday. Spend time on Thursday in the active contemplation of your philosophical and spiritual understanding of your place in the world. Write an essay on where you find yourself.

The Moon is in idealistic, expansive Sagittarius throughout the day. Sit down with friends and plan a trip. Open up a world map and consider what part of the world that you have never seen but would like to experience.

Allow the outside world to take care of itself, set your concerns and worries aside.

Seek out new experiences, pleasures, and those friends who expand your view and understanding. Is there a culture, a philosophical understanding, or a new way of thinking that calls your name? Search it out.

 

HARMONIOUS, EASY DIALOGUE

Friday, July 7, 2017:

As Mercury, the planet of communication and our thinking, moves quickly through creative, dramatic Leo, he forms a delightful sextile aspect to lovely Venus in talkative Gemini. This combination is a splendid way to start the day, encouraging easy, open dialogue and facilitating communications of all kinds.

A flowing trine aspect between the Sagittarius Moon and eccentric Uranus at 10:12 AM EDT brings stimulation and excitement to new ideas and the way in which you perceive the world around you.

At 1:45 PM EDT, the Moon enters prudent Capricorn shifting the mood of the day dramatically. Just when the week is about to end, you are likely to feel more ambitious, responsible, and committed to your work. You may accomplish more on Friday afternoon at your job than you did in the previous 4 ½ days. Anticipate bringing a seriously mature focus to the weekend ahead. You may indeed be happy to bring work home.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 10:12 AM EDT until she entries Capricorn at 1:45 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.

 

“Satan Watching the Caresses of Adam and Eve” by William Blake

 

WATCH FOR EXCESS/ HOLD STEADY

Saturday, July 8, 2017:

Saturday may not hold a lot of excitement but it will also hold very little anxiety or stress. It will be a great day for quiet contemplation, time alone, or pushing toward accomplishments and achievements.

Things are very quiet astrologically until 6:05 PM EDT when the serious Capricorn Moon forms a curiosity driven sextile aspect to elusive Neptune. Go ahead and open a bottle of wine and settle in for a quiet evening.

At 6:45 PM EDT, the Moon forms a square aspect to expansive Jupiter, so be sure to put away that bottle of wine before you empty it on your own! Keep watch for excess throughout the evening.

The Full Capricorn Moon is exact shortly after midnight (technically, on Sunday in Eastern Time). Be aware, this is an extremely powerful and uncomfortable Full Moon, not the night for excitement and parties. Tap into your inner empowerment with kindness and hold steady.

 

POWERFUL CAPRICORN FULL MOON/HOLD STEADY

Sunday, July 9, 2017:

The authoritative Capricorn Full Moon is exact in the early moments of Sunday (12:07 AM EDT). The Full Moon is the passionate and energetic peak of each month. Do not under estimate the intensity of this particular Full Moon!

Pluto, Mars, and Uranus are all directly involved as she reaches full intensification. Watch the outer world and anticipate feelings of powerlessness in the face of political realities.

Remember, that it is your responsibility to accept the truth of your situation and work to express kindness and support toward others with an open, generous heart.

If you have planets between 16 and 19 degrees of Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn), pay close attention to your relationship to power, intensification, and anger in relationships.

If you feel direct internal pressure, please spend time alone. Learn to understand your triggers and practice kindness to yourself and others.

 

 

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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 31, 2016 through November 6, 2016

 

Halloween Vintage Decoration via Wiki Commons

Halloween Vintage Decoration via Wiki Commons

 

Hello, Dear Readers!

Before getting on to the daily posts, I am leaving you with a few random quotes that have spoke to me over the past few days.

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“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.” ~ Jack Kerouac

 

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ENJOY ‘CREEPY’ PLAY – HALLOWEEN

Monday, October 31, 2016:

Halloween falls on a day perfect for the holiday. The sensitive Moon is in mysterious Scorpio enabling us to look into the face of all that is anticipated for this traditionally ‘creepy’ holiday.

At the same time, it is a calm day astrologically; you won’t need to worry about the intensity of ‘creepy play’ spilling into real world fears or compulsions. The Moon makes charming aspects to both Pluto (representing the underworld) and Mars (representing strength and courage) enabling you to play with these energies while learning about yourself through the reality of what is being expressed.  Go ahead and play; enjoy the expression of all that calls to you from the other side of the veil.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 10:44 PM EDT until she enters Sagittarius on Tuesday at 10:44 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.

 

DREAMS AND EXPLORATIONS

Tuesday, November 1, 2016:

You may wake up on Tuesday morning with a deep desire to stay in your warm space of sleep and dreams. Of course, most of you will need to get up and start the day but there is nothing to stop you from bringing your dreams with you.

At 4:16 AM EDT, the vital Sun trines transcendent Neptune encouraging you to continue feeding the dream that began last February. It should be easy to simply roll with the sense that things are not as they appear to be. Do you feel overly sensitive, perhaps even confused or dreamy?

If there was a dream or a powerful impression that began last February, bring your awareness to how you can now utilize what that dream brought into your life. What do you bring to the table now because of how that dream has changed you and your path forward?

Allow yourself to enjoy a sense of groundlessness, a diffuse dreamy state on Tuesday. Trust where you find yourself; allow intuition to guide your steps. Show others what you have learned by trusting your intuition and inspirations.

When the gentle Moon enters philosophical Sagittarius at 10:44 AM EDT, you can expect an increase in physical energy and in your desire for exploration. When the Moon is in Sagittarius, it is always a good time to plan a trip or explore differences of culture and lifestyle. On a Tuesday night, you probably won’t be taking the next jet out of the country to explore the world, but you can sit at home and enjoy a great documentary that may help you understand how others live, love, and experience the full range of their lives.

Tuesday begins with the Scorpio Moon VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) until she enters Sagittarius at 10:44 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.

 

Autumn by Abraham Manievich via Wiki Commons

Autumn by Abraham Manievich via Wiki Commons

SHIFT GEARS

Wednesday, November 2, 2016:

Enjoy the delightful, optimistic Sagittarius Moon for one more day. Wednesday begins with a sextile from the receptive Moon to expansive Jupiter at 9:59 AM EDT.  You may find yourself longing for life to present you with experiences that will enrich and enlarge your life and your mind.  You may feel that life is bigger than you thought. Everything feels larger than life. Hold onto that sense of excitement and freedom for as long as you can.

Say YES to anyone who offers opportunities for emotional expansion and excitement.

When the Moon conjoins Saturn at 4:10 PM EDT, you will likely be brought back to reality regardless of your desires or best intentions.  Go ahead and shift gears. Allow yourself to set the excitement aside to look into the eyes of reality.

While you sleep on Wednesday night (during in the wee hours of Thursday morning), Mercury sextile Pluto. Before you go to bed on Wednesday night, make sure you have pen and paper by your bed to record your dreams. You may have intense dreams of successfully releasing ways of thinking that you have been stuck with for many years.  Pay attention and release.

 

EXPRESS POWERFUL IDEAS

Thursday, November 3, 2016:

At the breakfast table on Thursday morning, be sure to get everyone involved in talking about your dreams from Wednesday night.

At 1:09 AM EDT, Mercury sextile Pluto bringing powerful ideas and thoughts to mind. Since you were probably asleep at that time, those ideas probably expressed themselves in your dreams. This aspect will remain active throughout the day offering you the opportunity to speak about some important issue that you have been hesitant to talk about.

This is the day to speak about, write about, or somehow communicate a significant truth. There is an excellent chance that your fears around this communication will simply disappear as soon as you say what needs to be said.

With the Moon VOC* all day, there is little chance that much will come of this communication. Nevertheless, it will smooth the path, and release fear, for the changes ahead, as your mind grows in understanding.

At 11:05 PM EDT, the Moon will leave behind the lightness of Sagittarius and move into rigid, serious Capricorn. You can look forward to a productive day on Friday.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 6:36 AM EDT until she enters Capricorn at 11:05 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.

 

ACCOMPLISHMENT & EFFORT

Friday, November 4, 2016:

Friday is a day to express ambition and make sure your integrity level is up to par. Move into the day with a clear idea of what you can realistically accomplish while holding true to your highest ideals. This is a serious day but one with few complications (until evening when you begin to feel the Venus trine Uranus, which will be exact early Saturday morning).

Keep your nose to the grindstone and your feet planted firmly on the ground. Focus on the completion of any prior commitments or move forward with projects of an organizational nature.

As you head into the evening, the energy shifts and you will feel the excitement or anxiety that is calling from the outside world. There may be more surprises.

The U.S. elections have shown and continue to show us, so much that is deeply disturbing and powerfully unnerving.  It is clear how much we have to gain and lose in the days ahead. This is the time to make sure you are talking amongst yourselves.

Make sure your friends and  loved ones are going to vote next week. The future is in your hands.  This is the weekend to volunteer at the phone banks for your political choices. Don’t neglect your responsibility to push us all forward to a better tomorrow.

Forest in Autumn by Gustave Courbet via Wiki Commons

Forest in Autumn by Gustave Courbet via Wiki Commons

 

SENSITIVITY AND EXCITEMENT

Saturday, November 5, 2016:

As Saturday begins, remember to pay attention, not only to the intensity of the outer world, but also to the development of your closest partnerships and love relationships. Finding a balance between the outer world and the inner world is crucial at this time. Neither one can be neglected.

You may get unexpected or unusual information about a loved one or see a side of a situation you were not anticipating. Refined harmonious Venus trine revolutionary unconventional Uranus at 2:23 AM EDT, this transit will stay with us throughout the day. This may be experienced as exciting, something you can see in a positive light for the greater good.

However, at 5:26 AM EDT the highly sensitive Moon joins with powerful Pluto beginning the day with deeply intense emotion. You may feel highly capable, even powerful, as you work to manage this depth of emotion.

At 5:48 PM EDT, the reactionary Moon squares defiant Uranus bringing an element of friction to the evening. Your desire to maintain stability through routine and limiting structures is brought into question. Allow yourself to break the out of control and cynicism on Saturday.  Add the unusual to the evening. Do something unexpected to bring your true authentic self forward.

 

MAINTAIN EQUILIBRIUM

Sunday, November 6, 2016:

On Sunday morning, we enter Daylight Savings Time in the U.S.; as we move forward this will be reflected in Astrolore’s posts. If you live in another time zone, please adjust accordingly.

Here in the USA, everything is so ramped up in the current presidential elections. It is challenging to maintain our equilibrium. However, Sunday is a day to do your best to simply sit with exactly where you find yourself. You are very likely surrounding yourselves with folks who believe much as you do about the candidates and the outcomes. Otherwise your stress level would be over the Moon! 😉

With the emotional Moon entering Aquarius at 8:56 AM EST, this is a day to spend with like-minded friends. I would tell you to rest from all of the anxiety swimming around this issue but we all know that is not possible. Let’s hope we can get back to normal over the next few weeks. For now, hold steady in the company of those who have your back.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 4:57 AM EST until she enters Aquarius at 8:56 AM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

Sending light & love, Laurie

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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: June 27, 2016 through July 3, 2016

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Obra Serie Soluz by Felipe Juan Artista via Wiki Commons

Obra Serie Soluz by Felipe Juan Artista via Wiki Commons

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

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ENERGY FLOWS TO YOUR DREAM

Monday, June 27, 2016:

We begin the week with the Moon in Aries forming the Final Quarter Square to the Sun at 2:18 PM EDT. This places our needs and desires at cross-purposes to each other.  At a fundamental level, there is a sense of wanting our familial relationships close by for comfort and love. However, at the same time we sense the need for pushing forward on an individual path that will take us further from those familial relationships. Balance between these two can be a challenge, accept that challenge and utilize courage to work with it.

At 9:52 AM EDT, Venus forms a lovely trine aspect to Neptune. This is a highly romantic aspect, although not necessarily the romance of personal love. It could show up regarding a dream, a fantasy, or a spiritual aspiration that holds that same energy of soft love.

Think back to March 20th – give or take a day – of this year. What began at that time? Was it a dream, a fantasy, a new acceptance or awareness of spirituality, or was it, in fact, a romantic love relationship? Whatever began at that time very likely came to a point of requiring attention and effort on (approximately) June 3rd.  Now, we are on the part of the path that is clear sailing. We encounter a free flow of energy occurring between these two planets that will support you as you reach the full illumination of the dream or awareness in mid August.

The important thing here is to trust where you are in the process, allow the gift that is offered in the form of opening your spirit and heart to love and you are over-arching dream.

 

ALLOW ANXIETY OR POWER DYNAMICS TO PASS

Tuesday, June 28, 2016:

The only major aspects in the heavens on Tuesday involve the Aries Moon. Therefore, even the most difficult challenges won’t stick around long if we allow the energy to simply pass by without attaching ourselves to a particular agenda.

At 7:14 AM EDT, the Aries Moon squares Pluto. This suggests the potential for a volatile morning. Perhaps a run, bike ride, or a trip to the gym would be helpful to release this energy. If you choose not to move the energy in that way, make the effort to simply not engage with frustration and power dynamics. This challenge will pass quickly if you do not feed it with drama and upset.

At 8:12 PM EDT, the Moon conjunct Uranus offers more highly intensified emotional energy. If your chart is predominantly of the Water or Earth elements (Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces), make an effort to show restraint regarding impatience and aggravation toward others. If your chart is more highly balanced in the Fire or Air elements, this can be a very innovative and exciting evening.

If you notice yourself feeling excited, enjoy the ride. If you notice anxiety or even fear arising, understand that if you can hold steady it will pass rapidly.

This is a passing influence; neither the anxiety nor the excitement will last long. Give everyone, including you, some slack to make mistakes.

 

MARS TURNS DIRECT; RELIEF

Obra Serie Amado Luz o Serie Corazon by Felipe Juan Artista via Wiki Commons

Obra Serie Amado Luz o Serie Corazon by Felipe Juan Artista via Wiki Commons

Wednesday, June 29, 2016:

Wednesday morning the Moon enters Taurus at 6:03 AM EDT. This settles us down and brings our focus to simple pleasures and practical effort. We are deeply aware of our desire to build a life that works smoothly without drama. Mercury leaves its home sign of Gemini to join the Sun and Venus in Cancer. Venus will remain in the emotional sign of Cancer until July 12.

While Mercury is in Cancer, our thoughts are based on feelings more than actual thoughts; communications become personal as we nurture others with our words and conversations.

We have been waiting for this day for a while now! I am delighted to finally be here! At 7:38 PM EDT, Mars having been retrograde since April 17th finally turns direct at 23° Scorpio. Now, we must consider what we have learned over the past 2.5 months regarding our use and experiences related to assertiveness, aggression, anger, and even violence in our lives.

In the coming weeks, we will continue to contemplate the most authentic ways to use powerful, masculine energy with integrity. Watch this learning as it reflects in our culture as well as our personal lives. The current conversation about gun control issues is one obvious place this issue is playing out.

The experiences of Mars retrograde have past and now we learn from what we have encountered.

 

A LOVELY MORNING

Thursday, June 30, 2016:

Thursday begins with high hopes and the potential of love and sweetness. We start the day with a Grand Trine aspect in stable Earth signs with the Taurus Moon forming trine to both Pluto and Jupiter along with sextile aspect to Venus and Neptune. This is a prescription for pleasure, enjoyment, and personal growth.

By evening, the tides turn as the Moon opposing Mars at 8:18 PM EDT. Slow down and allow your temper and impatient to dissipate. Once that passes, the atmosphere of conflict will very likely continue into your dreams as Venus opposes Pluto at 11:31 PM EDT. Jealousy, power dynamics, and possessiveness may arise.

Consider that you may be projecting your own insecurities onto your relationship(s). Go inward for this contemplation. Go to sleep early, sleep late on Friday and perhaps you can process this challenging transit within sleep and dreams.

 

ENJOY THE LOVE

Friday, July 1, 2016:
Friday loosens up the tight knot of inflexibility and intensity that was with us through the later part of Thursday. At 7:45 AM EDT, the Moon enters Gemini where our minds and hearts open to flexibility, simplicity, and friendliness. This is not a day for heavy conversations or deep introspection. This is a day for light friendship and pleasant explorations.

At 3:18 PM EDT, Venus, the planet of love, forms a sextile aspect to Jupiter expanding possibilities for love and sweet connections. Show your appreciation for others (and you will likely feel a great deal of it) with words and deeds rather than with gifts. It would be far too easy to spend more than is advisable.

You would be ill advised to do any shopping on Friday unless you have planned the purchase ahead of time. Pay attention to all the areas of your life that you cannot afford to overindulge in. Make sure before you enter any situation that may elicit this issue that you know exactly the lines and limits you want to stick with. It is so easy to overdo it when Venus and Jupiter join forces. ☺ Enjoy the Love!

Red Snapper by Paul Bica via Wiki Commons

Red Snapper by Paul Bica via Wiki Commons

 

SATURDAY NIGHT DANCING

Saturday, July 2, 2016:

Saturday’s Gemini Moon is actively encouraging us to explore all kinds of internal and external conversations, people, and ideas. Do you have plans for this weekend? If not, don’t sit at home waiting for the Gemini Moon to do its magic without your making the effort. Follow curiosity; seek out people, places, and situations that engage your most inquisitive nature.

Brunch, followed by a road trip with friends would be ideal. Watch your tendency to overspend when you are out with others.

If you stay up late, you may encounter delightful and unexpected surprises as the Gemini Moon sextile Uranus at 11:43 PM EDT. Perhaps, this is the Saturday night to head to a dance club and enjoy play and movement.

 

THE RESULTS OF A DREAM

Sunday, July 3, 2016:

Whatever you encountered at that dance club on Saturday night must have been beneficial as Sunday begins with a trine aspect from the Sun to Neptune (due to Neptune’s retrograde this aspect will be repeated one last time on November 1st). We may feel that we are under a spell of mystical pleasures and overwhelming compassion and love.

When the Moon enters Cancer at 9:20 AM EDT, the desire to nurture and love increases. It is important to find an outlet for this deep kindness. Babies, puppies, lovers, & friends are all easy recipients; allow tenderness to flow.

Whatever dream began in late February is now flowing its fullness into your heart. Accept this soft transcendent sensitivity as a natural outcome of allowing the dream to take root in late February.  A new dream (or a renewed version of this one) will begin in early March 2017. Go ahead; begin to plan for that now.

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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: June 29, 2015 through July 5, 2015

World at a Glace by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

World at a Glace by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

We can look forward to an interesting week ahead! Clearly, there are different things impacting all of our individual charts. However, what we are looking at through these astrology transits is the overall environment we all share.

Regardless of what we are encountering as individuals, we all live in the same environment and are being impacted by that environment. This week appears to provide a relatively smooth ride with powerful opportunities presented in the latter half of the week.

The week starts with the Moon in Sagittarius and the excitement of Venus connecting to the Fire Trine between Jupiter and Uranus. This Fire Trine and its implications point to the necessity of embracing and bringing forth the excitement and possibilities of the future.

On Monday, Venus trine Uranus allowing us see how far we have come in developing new values, relationships, and resources. We see our world from a very different perspective then we did four months ago. On Wednesday, Venus will conjunct with Jupiter, keeping the excitement or anxiety alive between Uranus and Jupiter (who came to an exact trine last week).

Our ability to see necessary change is tremendous! Our values and beliefs are undergoing a tremendous upheaval and renewal.

When any two planets make contact, I like to think about the entire cycle between them. Consider the conjunction between the Sun and the Moon. The New Moon is in the sky; it is the beginning of the Lunar cycle.

The cycle between Venus and Uranus (which began in early March) is a cycle of intensification and sudden change of our values. New awareness is brought suddenly to our deeply held values.

In the USA, I see this mirrored in the racial situations and ongoing conversation regarding race and society. I think white people are finally beginning to wake up to the deeply rooted white supremacy we have all been raised in. A huge internal change is demanded from society. It is time to wake up!

Uranus always brings us forward into a space of individuality and the understanding of human progress. I see a tremendous opportunity for all of us to be looking with renewed clarity at difficult hidden issues. The United States’ institutional racism is the obvious example that we have tried to sweep under the carpet for so long. #blacklivesmatter

I see the transformation that has been set in motion over the last few years (related to the Uranus Pluto square). This aspect brings forth the demand that we grow and change in ways that may not be comfortable (an understatement) but are immensely necessary for growth.

The necessity to push forward is an individual process as well as a collective process. We each need to look at our own culpability on the issue of racism and white privilege. Clearly, we have allowed ourselves to remain ignorant and silent for too long.

On to the dailies!

 

 

MOVE TOWARD EXCITEMENT AND CHANGE

Monday, June 29, 2015:

The Moon is in freedom loving Sagittarius on Monday encouraging us to broaden our perspective and imagine what lies outside any boxes we may feel stuck in.

However, the most important astrological news on Monday is the trine aspect between Venus and Uranus.

This cycle began in early March and the planets now reach 120 degrees between them. This is a free flow of energy as we see the path forward clearly.

Now is the time to push steadily in the direction we want to see ourselves move in. Our push forward will result in a release of energy and a full expression of the cycle in late November.

This cycle brings us face-to-face with a new way of seeing our most intimate relationships, our money and resources, and our most significant personal values.

Pay close attention to anything surprising or unusual that crosses your path on Monday. Don’t shy away from what is offered.

Keep your eyes and your heart open to anything that brings a spark of excitement even if some anxiety resides within that excitement.

 

HAVE DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS

Tuesday, June 30, 2015:

There are days and sometimes weeks where there is simply so much excitement and/or potential anxiety that it is hard to maintain focus on what we believe we need to accomplish. This may be one of those days and, perhaps, one of those weeks!

On Tuesday, the Moon is in Sagittarius continuing our push toward expansive awareness and our willingness to be more open than usual about our opinions and perspectives.

It may be an effort, but this would be a good time listen deeply to the opinions of others. It may not be an easy thing to do with our own opinions feeling so very important. Try to understand where others are coming from; share your own ideas without demanding that others agree with you.

The Moon is VOC* following a trine to Jupiter at 2:18 PM EDT. Try to have no high expectations of the late afternoon.

It’s a fine evening for casual connections with like-minded others. Pay attention to the conversations around you. Don’t get stuck with boring, uninspiring, or unchallenging topics. Go ahead and bring up the more difficult conversations; we all need to have them. #blacklivesmatter

 

Horace Weby by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

Horace Weby by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

FULL MOON: CELEBRATE LOVE, HOPE, VISION

Wednesday, July 1, 2015:

Wednesday is likely to be a busy day! Long before we awake, Venus conjuncts Jupiter beginning a new cycle of expanding love!

We begin anew to bring heart, love, and beauty to our deepest beliefs. The current astrological cycles suggest powerful growth of awareness and understanding regarding our deep-seated beliefs and personal values.

Last week, Jupiter trine Uranus, while this Monday, Venus trine Uranus, and then today, Venus is conjunct Jupiter.  These three planets are working together to wake us up to the importance of bringing love to its proper position at the top of our personal values. They are attempting to open our hearts in ways we were unable to in the past. Let us each take this opportunity to wake ourselves up and pay attention to the real issues at hand!

At 5:09 PM EDT, the Sun trine Neptune, this cycle began at the end of February with the development of a dream. How have you moved that dream toward fulfillment?

There is a free-flow of energy bringing you forward now. Perhaps the dream feels too good to be true. If you feel you have stars in your eyes, allow them to remain in place for a few days. Enjoy the softer view of the world that Neptune provides, allow yourself the potential of renewed hope. #Bernie #blacklivesmatter

At 10:19 PM EDT, we reach the Full Moon in Capricorn. At this time, we see the culmination of what began at the New Moon on June 16th.

This Full Moon has a serious edge. Yes, we may want to celebrate and enjoy the perspective of hope, but we know how much is at stake. Gather with others in meditation for the planet and the evolution of our species! Celebrate hope and expansive vision.

 

OPEN YOUR MIND

Thursday, July 2, 2015:

On Thursday, Mercury gets in on the action of unexpected expansion and beauty! What a powerful week this is! Remember, Mercury is the planet of the mind, our thought processes, our communication skills, and, generally, what we think about.

Over the next few days, Mercury forms sextile aspects to all three of the planets that have been active this week: Uranus, Jupiter, and Venus. The sextile aspect brings possibilities and opportunities. Keep your eyes open for what it’s offered.

This is not the week to withhold yourself. This is a week to allow your mind to get swept into possibilities and to go ahead and take risks with your thinking and your communications.

On Thursday, with the Moon still in Capricorn, there is a clear opportunity to think thoughts you have never thought before! Allow your mind to go in directions that are unexpected. Allow yourself to be open to ideas that you may have spent your whole life resisting. This is no time for resistance.

This is a time to set aside your opinions, set aside the old ways you were raised with, and open to what is now possible in this new post Uranus square Pluto world!

Even with this lovely aspect, we cannot expect everyone to open their eyes to a new way of thinking. This is an opportunity, not a requirement.

With the Capricorn Moon making tough aspects to both Uranus and Pluto, we can anticipate those who will hold hard to their outdated and unfriendly positions. Don’t let that stop you from your mission of expansion and expressing love.

 

SPEAK YOUR TRUTH

Friday, July 3 , 2015:

Friday begins with a very brief VOC*Moon between 6:37 AM EDT and 8:21 AM EDT when the Moon enters Aquarius. The Moon in Aquarius ushers us into the July 4th weekend with a focus on the expansion of our humanitarian sensibilities. Whatever is worthy of celebration must take on the inclusion of everyone left on the sidelines in the past.

We are expanding, we are opening our eyes, we are ready to move forward… and we are deeply idealistic. It is always a bit of a trick to work toward our dreams and values with deep hope while remaining realistic.

The great thing about the entire weekend, and Friday in particular, is the ability we have to speak our truth. We see what needs to be said, we are able to say it, and others are more apt to hear at this time than usual. We are all open to seeing, and, possibly, embracing a new perspective.

Show others a perspective of the world and this life that focuses on love and service to our fellow humans on this tiny blue planet. Commit to speaking your truth and listening to the truth of others. Spread kindness and acceptance of the diversity of all humans.

 

Sun shot at the Lake by Cassafrass Love

Sun shot at the Lake by Cassafrass Love

CELEBRATE LIFE

Saturday, July 4, 2015:

It is wonderful to encounter a holiday falling on a Saturday that holds such a lovely astrological environment.

The Moon is in Aquarius adding her energy to the interactions with Uranus and Jupiter. We continue enlarging our view of our fellow humans and life in general.

Again, we have a weekend desperately calling to be enjoyed. Remember how short summer is (at least here in Vermont, the home state of Bernie Sanders!)

Make plans, join friends, and celebrate your life! The best plans for this Saturday will include many casual friends. More intimate friends or family connections may not be as satisfying as like-minded others.

Spend time with those who believe as you believe, those you can interact with in stimulating intellectual conversations. Enjoy the day, enjoy others, add your voice to the conversation!

 

ENJOY AND ALLOW

Sunday, July 5, 2015:

I love to see a Sunday morning with a VOC* Moon.   This Sunday that VOC* Moon only lasts from 8:31 AM EDT until the Moon enters Pisces at 10:23 AM EDT. This gives us a few hours to sit over breakfast and coffee with our loved ones. Do not rush into the day.

As the week comes to an end, we feel the intensity of the following week’s aspects coming into focus. We will be looking again into some of the darker corners of our own lives and of humanity’s path.

Mercury sextiles Venus at 4:18 AM EDT continuing to remind us that this is a time to speak words of love and kindness. Sextile aspects (60degrees) offer us opportunities. We do not need to take these opportunities; they can easily be resisted. Don’t resist! If you have words of kindness or love to speak, take the opportunity!

Plan for Sunday to be a low-key day. Walk in the woods, listen to music, go to the theater, or just allow yourself to be lost in your own imagination.

If you are interacting with others, forgo any great exertion of energy or high expectations. Don’t try to control the day; simply allow it to carry you along.

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This week: The VOC* Moon!

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Sagittarius) following a trine to Jupiter at 2:18 PM EDT until she enters Capricorn on Wednesday morning July 1, 2015 at 5:10 AM EDT.

Friday, July 3, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Capricorn) following a sextile to Saturn at 6:37 AM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 8:21 AM EDT.

Sunday, July 5, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Aquarius) following a square to Saturn at 8:31 AM EDT until she enters Pisces at 10:23 AM EDT.

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

The aspects 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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