Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017

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The Siren by Sir Edward John Poynter via Wiki Commons

 

STABILITY & DREAMS

Monday, April 17, 2017:

Monday morning should find you feeling strong and capable as you begin the week. The powerful Aries Sun is invigorated and stabilized by a flowing trine aspect to steadfast Saturn at 8:43 AM EDT. Get up, get out, and start the day with a smile on your face and a kind word for those you meet!

In early December, a cycle began of creating something solid to support personal growth and stability. What began in your life at that time? In mid-March, you likely made an effort to support the ongoing growth of that cycle. Now, you should be able to see the full expression ahead. This expression is not here yet but you can clearly see whether the best decisions were made on this path.

Now is the time to make any necessary adjustments to prepare for the full revelation of the cycle which will be expressed or exposed in mid-June.

The Moon is in Capricorn throughout the day, quietly supporting your serious endeavors.

At 9:55 PM EDT, with a sextile to Neptune, the emotional Moon takes on a softer side. Settle in with music, poetry, or a movie that will engage your compassionate or inspirational nature. Sleep early and enjoy your dreams.

 

 

EFFORT & SELF-DISCIPLINE

Tuesday, April 18, 2017:

The Moon continues through responsible Capricorn on Tuesday. Try not to lose touch with Monday’s gift of stability and determination. Tuesday is a trickier day to manage. The Moon engages directly with power struggles & coercion (Pluto), anxiety (Uranus), and potentially, an overblown ego (Jupiter). Do not neglect your meditation on Tuesday!

Before you get nervous about this, please remember that these are Moon transits that pass quickly and will cause no difficulty unless you engage with them through fear or defensiveness. Allow any interpersonal difficulties or challenges to roll off your back. Don’t take the bait and don’t offer it either!

The Moon connects with Jupiter early in the morning, and with mighty Pluto at 9:59 AM EDT. The Moon also forms a challenging square aspect to Uranus at 8:32 PM EDT.

Mid-morning and late evening will likely be sensitive times. Do not allow yourself to be sucked into difficulties, and be sure you are not pulling others into hard situations as well.

This is a day to keep your nose to the grindstone, move a serious agenda forward, and offer kindness to others. They will be grateful and you will benefit. Utilize this as a serious day of effort and self-discipline.

 

 

TIME OF BLOSSOMING

Wednesday, April 19, 2017:

Vibrance of Calm by Nyna Greben via Wiki Commons

Wednesday is a very busy day. Before you are even out of bed, we have reached the Third Quarter Moon which encourages you to release what is no longer working in your life. Bring some items to Goodwill; clean out your closet, let go of something you thought was important that you see no longer serves you.

At 6:52 AM EDT, the Moon enters altruistic Aquarius encouraging you to open your mind to a new perspective as you move into the new season at hand.

Here in northern Vermont, Spring has finally landed with certainty. There is growth and blossoming everywhere! The life force of the Sun enters Taurus, the fixed sign of stabilization at 5:27 PM EDT!

Now, it is time to get that garden planted! Enjoy and observe with reverence the full expression of this season of increase! Over the coming month, there will be much to celebrate with the flowers blooming, the sound of peepers, and the baby lambs in the fields. Allow yourself to feel the opening of your heart into this season of growth.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:57 AM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 6:52 AM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

COURAGE & MISTAKES

Thursday, April 20, 2017:

In the earliest hours of Thursday morning, while you still slept, Mercury’s retrograde motion brings him back into contact with the steadfast Taurus Sun. This will assist in your adjustment between seasons and will help you to maintain practicality.

However, common sense may falter as Mercury proceeds backward into hot-blooded Aries at 1:37 PM EDT. You are likely to notice your thinking becoming decisive and forceful.

You are now able to locate the courage you need to take action on something you have struggled with over the past few weeks. What is it you need to say that has been difficult? Mercury will remain in Aries (until turning direct on May 3rd).

Pay attention to the difference between assertiveness and aggression, certainty and assault. Say what must be sad with kindness and compassion.

It often takes deep courage to admit to your mistakes and it is likely that is a necessary part of the conversation you must have. We all make mistakes, take responsibility and move forward with determination and love.

 

 

DEEP LONGING

Friday, April 21, 2017:

Friday is not a simple day! First, you will feel the shift as Mars, the planet of direct initiative and dynamic action, leaves Taurus where he has been for the past six weeks. Mars is thrilled to leave behind the slow, earthy energy of Taurus to enter Gemini where he has more freedom to engage in curiosity and enthusiastic action.

Mars will remain in Gemini until June 4, 2017.

The real challenge of Friday comes when exquisite Venus forms a challenging square aspect to reliable Saturn at 7:08 AM EDT. This energy will remain with you throughout the day and suggests a time of questioning your values, intimate relationships, beauty, and your financial stability.

Think back to the beginning of this cycle in late October 2016. Were you beginning a new intimacy or a new relationship with your finances at that time? Contemplate what effort you need to take now that will let yourself, others, and the Universe know how serious you are in the development of your deepest longings.

This transit often leaves us feeling a bit melancholy and sad. Allow yourself to rest and understand that going inward is part of what is necessary.

At 3:43 PM EDT, the Moon enters Pisces bringing you to a sensitive, dreamy Friday evening. If you attempt to go to a party or other social event, you may have a disappointing evening. Stay home, spend time alone or with intimate loved ones. Rest.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:23 PM EDT until she enters Pisces at 3:43 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.

 

The Champion Swimmer by Sir Edward John Poynter via The Athenauem

DREAMY  AND IMPRESSIONABLE

Saturday, April 22, 2017:

Saturday brings us to a very simple day. If you can avoid having expectations of yourself and others, this can be a lovely day.

The impressionable, dreamy Pisces Moon lazily drifts through the day. The only aspect throughout the day is when the Moon connects with mystical Neptune at 3:57 PM EDT.

You may choose to fall asleep on the couch and wonder where the day went when you awaken hours later; you may want nothing more than to dream or create inspired works of art. Deepen your meditation practice or simply release your solid hold on reality and allow yourself to dream.

Be cautious with alcohol or other substances as you may be more sensitive to them than normal. Enjoy this time of sensitivity and rest.

 

 

CONTINUED SENSITIVITY

Sunday, April 23, 2017:

Sunday continues with much the same illusive sensitivity as Saturday. If you were able to rest on Saturday, make contact with others in a gentle compassionate manner today. Again, do not have high expectations; simply rest in the company of friends or loved ones.

If you were not able to rest on Saturday, focus on self-care, rest, and sensitive inspiration.

At 8:33 PM EDT, the Moon leaves placid Pisces behind and enters courageous Aries with dynamic determination. After such a quiet weekend, it may be hard to sleep as the impulsive, and sometimes combative, Aries Moon wakes you from your slumber.

You will feel ready to head into a new week with gusto when Monday morning comes.

The Pisces Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:35 PM EDT until she enters Aries at 8:33 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.

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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: August 1, 2016 through August 7, 2016

Have I ever mentioned how much I love August? When I hear people complain about the heat of summer it is hard for me to understand. I love August!

Bonfire Celebrating Mid-Summer by Nikolai Astrup via Wiki Commons

Bonfire Celebrating Mid-Summer by Nikolai Astrup via Wiki Commons

Yes, it is true I live in Vermont, I don’t live in the south where it’s 100+ degrees on these summer days.

I believe that it is important to absorb as much heat as I can in August in order to get through the cold of February. Join me in celebrating these warm summer days of August, and don’t forget to have a bonfire in honor of my birthday!

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ACTIVITY – EXCITEMENT – STABILIZATION

Monday, August 1, 2016:

Monday is a day of excitement, activity, and stabilization, a very active day! You may wonder where to put your energy and your emotions.

Shortly after midnight while we still slept, Venus, the planet that represents our deepest values, love, relationships, and resources forms a trine aspect to Uranus. The energy created is progressive, exciting, and requires no sleep!

This cycle began in late April (a cycle that brings innovation to our understanding of relationships and money) an action was taken on its behalf in early July, now the energy flows freely. The full results will be clear in mid-September.

At 1:49 PM EDT, the dramatic Leo Sun forms a free flowing trine aspect to steadfast Saturn. This settles us, stabilizes us, and allows the sensitive Cancer Moon to feel safe and loved.

The Moon is VOC* for a very brief time between 8:44 PM EDT and 9:12 PM EDT when she enters Leo. Anticipate a little playful fun before sleep. Remember, there will be no result from anything that is begun during a VOC* Moon. This is neutral, and simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have an impact of any significance.

 

MARS LIGHTENS UP- GENEROSITY & PLAY WITH THE LEO NEW MOON

Tuesday, August 2, 2016:

On Tuesday, Mars says farewell to the deep, intense emotion of Scorpio and enters the light explorative energy of Sagittarius. What a relief!

In early January, Mars entered Scorpio. He normally spends approximately two months in any particular sign. However, due to his retrograde cycle, he entered Sagittarius in early March, and then retraced his steps back into Scorpio at the end of May.

Now, we can embrace the explorative, passionate side of masculinity and more easily release toxic masculinity in our world and within each of us. We have learned much. As a species and as a culture, I hope we are leaving behind our unconscious acceptance of that toxic energy.

The New Moon is exact at 4:45 PM EDT as the Sun and Moon conjunct at 10° Leo.  At this time, we see no Moon at all. If you are able to get away from the lights of civilization and look into the heavens, it will be so dark you will see every star in the sky. As the Sun and Moon come together, we are reminded of the power in the Universe.

Don’t neglect a simple New Moon ritual on Tuesday evening or Wednesday. 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.

 

Jazmin El Libertad by Mariselem via Wiki Commons

Jazmin El Libertad by Mariselem via Wiki Commons

SAY YES

Wednesday, August 3, 2016:

If you are a person who loves summer, don’t go to work on Wednesday! This is a day to take off for purposes of sheer enjoyment.

I know the world is in the midst of its share of struggles and yet, we can’t put our heads in the sand. Remember to have fun along the way. Yes, right in the middle of the rough points in our lives, those times that are consumed in deep struggle, still… stop to smell the roses, seek beauty, and play. Find sweet places of joy that call you to life and follow them. Wednesday, listen for the call.

At 5:23 PM EDT, the dramatic Leo Moon forms a free-flowing trine aspect to Uranus, the planet of innovation and sudden change. Expect the unexpected on Wednesday evening. You may be invited to an event or a gathering. Say yes.

Enjoy the company of like-minded community; add your intelligence, strength, and energy to the mix. There is revolution in the air. Caution is not a reasonable position.

 

ATTENTION TO DETAILS

Thursday, August 4, 2016:

By the time we awake on Thursday morning, the Moon is in Virgo cooling us off (metaphorically speaking) after the heat of Wednesday. This is a day for accomplishment as our attention turns to the details that must be managed. In the late afternoon, the meticulous Virgo Moon conjuncts with Mercury enabling us to manage meticulous details and accomplish practical tasks. Please give yourself credit for all that you get done.

At 10:02 PM EDT, you may struggle with self-criticism and have a hard time seeing your accomplishments. Practice self-compassion and kindness. Look outside of yourself and see the bigger picture.

The Moon is VOC* for a brief time while we sleep between 12:13 AM EDT and when she enters Virgo at 3:34 AM EDT. Remember, there will be no result from anything that is begun during a VOC* Moon. This is not good, and not bad; it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have an impact of any significance.

 

CONSIDER YOUR SERVICE TO THE HIGHER GOOD

Friday, August 5, 2016:

Friday begins with a sense of stability and empowerment as the Virgo Moon forms a free-flowing trine aspect at 8:54 AM EDT. This day has the potential of being highly productive. Plan that productivity early and stick with the plan.

At 11:26 AM EDT, Venus enters dependable hard-working Virgo encouraging us to hold a very high standard on what we are accomplishing. Our values and relationships may need to be meticulously analyzed.

At 11:21 PM EDT. the Moon, still in Virgo, conjunct Jupiter increasing our desire to perfect something significant within ourselves as a service to the higher good. Because this aspect happens after bedtime, your dreams may give clues that are significant for you at this time.

The Moon is VOC* beginning at 11:21 PM EDT and ending on Saturday at 12:57 PM EDT. Remember, there will be no result from anything that is begun during a VOC* Moon. This is neutral, not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have an impact of any significance.

 

Մարտին Ակողլյանի կտացներից by Martin Akoghlyan via Wiki Commons

Մարտին Ակողլյանի կտացներից by Martin Akoghlyan via Wiki Commons

COMMUNICATION – TENSION – LUST

Saturday, August 6, 2016:

Pay attention to how you may be trying have ”perfect” conversation or how you are trying to please another person by saying what they want to hear. It is important to not worry about the responses of others when you need to be honest and say what is true for you.

At 9:17 AM EDT, Mercury square Saturn lets us know that we must work on our communication skills. Towards the end of November 2015, the cycle between Mercury and Saturn began. This is a cycle of deepening our commitment to authentic communication based on integrity. That cycle came to full illumination on June 20th giving us a full view of how we have developed this issue during this time, where have our choices landed us?

Now, at the Last Quarter Square of this cycle (Mercury – Saturn) we are asked to fully understand the process and what we have learned from it. It is time to practice what we have learned, making it a part of how communication works for us now. We will practice communicating within these parameters until we begin the new cycle between Mercury and Saturn in late November of 2016.

At 12:57 PM EDT, the Moon enters Libra relaxing the anxiety around communication, as we are more willing to see the other side of the issue. Given the sextile between the Moon and Mars at 4:07 PM EDT, we may want to consider a different manner of communication. Connecting sexually as a way to manage perceived conflict could be highly beneficial.

With a square aspect between Venus and Mars (exact at 8:19 PM EDT), this could bring a battle between contrasting perspectives or it could create just the right amount of tension to release into naked time together.

Saturday begins with the Moon VOC* until she enters Libra at 12:57 PM EDT. Remember, there will be no result from anything that is begun during a VOC* Moon. This is neutral, not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have an impact of any significance.

 

ALLOW THE MIND TO FLOAT UNTETHERED

Sunday, August 7, 2016:

If we played our cards right on Saturday evening, we should start the morning with the Libra Moon sextile Saturn bringing harmony and stability to our emotional connections.

The remainder of the day is most strongly impacted by the opposition between Mercury and Neptune. Your experience of this transit will be determined by how you managed the challenges of Saturday.  It will also be determined by what you set in motion back in mid-March 2016.

You may experience great mental confusion, connection to imagination, or renewed commitment to a significant meditation practice. This is not the day to make decisions between various options in your current circumstances. You simply do not have the clarity to choose wisely.

This may feel frustrating when the Moon squares Pluto at 7:39 PM EDT. Don’t hold onto the frustration, as this is a quickly passing Moon transit.  At 8:29 PM EDT, the Libra Moon sexiles the Leo Sun offering a lovely connection that can last throughout the night.
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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transit between the planets.  I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and are often fleeting moods.  I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.
* The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, textiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
* The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: April 4, 2016 through April 10, 2016

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

Waterpump Tower by Evgeniy Stasenko via Wiki Commons

Waterpump Tower by Evgeniy Stasenko via Wiki Commons

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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INSPIRED IMAGINATION

Monday, April 4, 2016:

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

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

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

 

TEST AND BUILD COURAGE

Tuesday, April 5, 2016:

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

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

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

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

 

Katayama Bokuyo - Mori (Forest) via Wikicommons

Katayama Bokuyo – Mori (Forest) via Wikicommons

POWERFUL ACTION

Wednesday, April 6, 2016:

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

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

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

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

 

NEW BEGINNINGS REQUIRE MAJOR CHANGE

Thursday, April 7, 2016:

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

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

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

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

It may seem a bit silly but creating a New Moon ritual can be very powerful. It can also be very simple.  Take a moment to write down what you wish to begin or create in the coming month.  What do you want to see increase over the coming months? Have two candles available for your ritual.  Light the first candle to represent yourself, just as you are today.  Light the second candle as an aspiration of what you want to create.  Each day, take a moment to focus on yourself as you light the first candle.  As you light the second candle, focus on drawing to you what you want more of as you bring the two candles closer together.  At the Full Moon in two weeks, bring them fully together and see the results of what you have created.

 

SEEK SIMPLE PLEASURES

Friday, April 8, 2016:

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

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

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

Fire 1112 by Jordi Feliu via Wiki Commons

Fire 1112 by Jordi Feliu via Wiki Commons

OPEN TO YOUR MOST AUTHENTIC SELF

Saturday, April 9, 2016:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

CONVERSATION AND SELF-CARE

Sunday, April 10, 2016:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: July 20, 2015 through July 26, 2015

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: July 20, 2015 through July 26, 2015

How intense was last week for you? Dealing with the energies of both Mercury and Mars dancing intensely within the dark realm of Pluto certainly provided many of us with a challenging week!

Sunflowers by Laurie Farrington of St. Albans, VT

Sunflowers by Laurie Farrington of St. Albans, VT

As we begin another week, we are stabilized by the Sun and Mercury, forming trine aspects to Saturn. This should help us stabilize any upheaval that we were left with from last week. Be sure you take advantage of the stabilization offered, as we head into more intensity later this week.

On Wednesday, the Sun enters Leo! Now, we enter the heat of the Summer here in the Northern Hemisphere. On Thursday, Mercury enters Leo as well when we each must find our own voice that truly expresses all of who we are.

Remember, if you have a birthday while the Sun is in Leo you are allowed the full month for celebration! Leo is ruled by the Sun and has the energy of full generosity to live up to. Think of the heat of the Sun and the generosity and expression of growth; that is Leo!

As we head deeper into the week, our anxiety may bring a message to the table as Mars approaches a square aspect to Uranus, which will be exact on Saturday.

Uranus turns retrograde on Saturday as well. This retrograde is bringing some of the intense energy of innovation underground where revolution will simmer until Uranus turns direct in late December of 2015.

On to the dailies!

 

 

CONSIDER AND REACH FOR YOUR POTENTIAL

Monday, July 20, 2015:

The week begins smoothly enough with the Moon in Virgo, making lovely aspects to Pluto, Mars, and Mercury throughout the day.

This allows us easy access to powerful energies of accomplishment. If you have physical work to do, the energy should be available to you. If you have intellectual projects or communications that you need to deliver, this should be an excellent day to get those done as well.

Monday favors careful detailed work in all that you do. We are asked to clearly consider our full potential. Take time to make a plan to live up to your potential.

Don’t be too hard on yourself that you have not yet reached where you know you are capable of being. Accept yourself exactly where you are, and only then make a specific plan that will lead you in the direction of the potential you know you have.

This is a day to encourage others, even as you plan your own growth.

 

FRESH FLOWERS MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Tuesday, July 21, 2015:

Another day with lovely aspects to the Moon, all which are assisting our emotional nature in maintaining equilibrium.

At 6:07 AM EDT, the Moon goes VOC* in Virgo until she enters Libra at 9:23 AM EDT. This brief VOC* Moon will interfere with very little.

The remainder of the day is lovely with the Cancer Sun forming an easy trine to Saturn at 7:07 AM EDT. We are given another opportunity to teach others the skills we have learned to manage deep emotions.

We have so much Cancer in our environment at this time; it is not easy for some of us to manage the depth of emotions that can occur.

Spend the late afternoon and evening in the pursuit of beauty and harmony. If you want to go out for meal, make sure to spring for the beautiful place, no hole in the wall the matter how good the food is!

Make sure you have fresh flowers on your dining room table and at your desk! The importance of beauty and harmony in your environment is the most important thing for Tuesday.

Keep that in mind as you engage with others; consider kindness in all that you do.

Summer Path by Laurie Farrington of St. Albans, VT

Summer Path by Laurie Farrington of St. Albans, VT

 

SUN ENTERS LEO; PREPARE FOR PLEASURE & HEAT

Wednesday, July 22, 2015:

If you love the Cancer part of Summer best of all, make sure you take extra time to enjoy this day. Shortly after you go to bed Wednesday night (11:30 PM EDT), the Sun leaves Cancer behind and we turn into the more dramatic, self expressive part of the summer: Leo!

As the Leonine energy envelops us over the coming weeks, it is good to consider the teaching that Leo brings. Leo teaches self-expression. Anyone with a strong Leo component is called to untangle themselves internally in order to fully express their most authentic self.

If you love someone with a strong Leo component, the most important thing is to deeply appreciate the generosity and authenticity of the Leo’s self-expression.

Mercury trine Saturn (1:50 PM EDT) brings stability and clarity to our communications and adding to the already steady atmosphere from Sun trine Saturn on Tuesday.

This is an advantageous time for constructive thought projects of all sorts. Work on a writing project or simply make the time and space to say what needs to be said.

 

CELEBRATE LEO WITH EXPRESSIVE GENEROSITY

Thursday, July 23, 2015:

Thursday sees Mercury hurrying to keep up with the Sun, entering Leo at 8:14AM EDT. To me, this is the time to go on vacation or have a party!

The Sun is in its glory bringing dramatic warmth, generosity, creativity, and playfulness to the planet and asking that we dedicate ourselves to pleasure. Venus loves her time in Leo!

Venus represents our sensual and romantic attractions, our desire and ability to form intimate partnerships, and what we value and see as beautiful in our world.

With both the Sun and Venus in Leo, we respond to love and beauty with generosity and dramatic excitement.

The Moon in VOC* following a sextile to Jupiter at 2:12PM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 10:07PM EDT.

Enjoy the afternoon or evening with seductive pleasures. Sit in the Sun on your deck with a good book and a cold iced tea! Create an evening of pure pleasure. That may include pampering yourself or others. Show generosity of spirit to everyone you encounter, particularly yourself.

 

LOVE YOURSELF FIRST

Friday, July 24, 2015:

The Moon will be in Scorpio on Friday, forming the First Quarter Lunar Phase. If you set an intention or began something on the Cancer New Moon (July 15th), this is the day to take a specific action to move that issue forward. Get clear on what that action is to be early in the day so that its execution will not hold you back with indecision.

Please understand that the First Quarter Square is when the Sun (in Leo) forms a challenging Square aspect to the Moon (in Scorpio).

You will want to consider where you are feeling pulled in two very different directions. You may want to express yourself very dramatically or show deep generosity while at the same time feeling the need for privacy and introspection.

The process of balancing these very different energies and respecting each of them as having as valid a place at the table will teach you something important today. Pay attention.

Be aware of how easy it is to project your internal stress onto another. Each direction that pulls you comes from within. Stay aware of the tendency to play the ‘blame game’.

Accept all of who you are, your true authentic self, with all your contradictions. Make space for the outward drama and the private introspection. Love yourself first.

Rain Roses by Laurie Farrington of St. Albans, VT

Rain Roses by Laurie Farrington of St. Albans, VT

VENUS RETROGRADE: WHAT & HOW DO YOU VALUE YOUR LIFE?

Saturday, July 25, 2015:

Astrologers, and would be astrologers, love to get dramatic about all kinds of astrological events.

On Friday at 5:29 AM EDT, Venus turns retrograde, remaining in retrograde motion until September 6, 2015. Venus was last in retrograde between December 21, 2013 and January 31, 2014.

If you keep a journal, you may find clues to your own response to this reversed energy of beauty and love. As with the Mercury retrograde cycles, I like to look at this from a relatively simple perspective. Venus refers to our ability to form partnerships, our personal values, and our sensual pleasures.

During this retrograde cycle, we must stop and carefully examine our attitudes toward finances, love relationships, our comfort in social situations, and our ability to enjoy our own sensuality, and connection to our bodies.

All of these things must be reevaluated during this time. We do not want to take any steps forward regarding these issues. This is not a good time to start a new love relationship, although it is an important time to reevaluate, and possibly reconnect, with a past relationship. Do not take permanent action in any of these areas; this is a time to simply reevaluate.

When I speak of re-evaluating relationship, it is important to clarify that it is the relationship being reevaluated, NOT the person you are in relationship with.

Early Saturday morning, we also encounter Mars square Uranus. This is an anxiety producing aspect, which is asking us to take a conscious step forward.

Think back to early March 2015; that was the beginning of the cycle between Mars and Uranus. This is a cycle of intensifying physical energy. This energy can be shocking and intense, with a physically active, possibly a sexual component.

Now, you will want to take action on what began in March 2015. Consider what began then and the appropriate action now. Anticipate a surprising event, conversation, or idea that will make the appropriate action clear.

The Moon is in Scorpio throughout the day; allow for a deeply intense day, indeed.

 

ROAD TRIP FOR EXPLORATION

Sunday July 26, 2015:

By 8:25 AM EDT, we have passed a brief VOC* Moon and then she is in Sagittarius for the next few days. Take a road trip; explore a new place, a new idea, or a new friendship.

Expand your mind through the search for enlightenment or the simple excitement of a party! Your choice: seek out a church, a meditation hall, travel, or go to a wild party.

You can expand your awareness about the higher purpose of your life and your beliefs in any of these arenas.

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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, July 21, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Virgo) following a sextile to Saturn at 6:07 AM EDT, until she enters Libra at 9:23 AM EDT.

Thursday, July 23, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Libra) following a sextile to Jupiter at 2:12 PM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 10:07 PM EDT

Sunday, July 26, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Scorpio) following a conjunction to Saturn at 5:15 AM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 8:25 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.

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: March 23, 2015 through March 29, 2015

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: March 23, 2015 through March 29, 2015

We have passed a significant threshold in the past week. However, we can’t expect that life is going to slow down anytime soon!

It is possible that nothing has changed in the outward appearance of your life; your circumstances may look the same. Nevertheless, you know that the very structure and underpinning of who you are and the way you experience your world has changed in a fundamental way!

Flora picking flowers, Roman fresco

Flora picking flowers, Roman fresco

What is your experience of this shift? Do you have clarity on where you are in your process? Do you understand what challenges you must undertake and what opportunities you must reach for?

Are you seeking guidance as you face those challenges and reach for those opportunities? A consultation can open your eyes, your deepest awareness, and your heart.  Your astrologer sees the patterns and cycles of your life and your path.

Working together entails simple conversations; conversations that can change you and change your life. Within our work together, you will see yourself, your life, and your circumstances from a perspective that will seem both surprising and familiar.

As you begin to understand astrology, you start to see yourself, your life, and your journey reflected in the patterns that are formed by the cycles of the planetary bodies.

This week the posts are a bit abbreviated. I am also in the deep process of transformation and change!

 

Monday, March 23, 2015:

The week begins slowly and smoothly; around mid-morning, you may notice an opportunity or see a possibility you had not considered. There is something regarding communication here; some awareness that you may, indeed, find a way to express and share your most intangible thoughts, ideas, and feelings.

Do not try to accomplish, set up, or plan anything after 10:25 AM EDT. What would it be like if we took a vacation from expectations!? Try to live that way today; without expectations!

The week begins with the Moon in Taurus going VOC* following a sex tile to Mercury at 10:25 AM EDT.

 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015:

We can expect a soft dreamy quality to the day on Tuesday. We feel the possibility and opportunity to experience life with a softer touch. Think back to the first few days of February 2015. At that time, we talked about beginning a new dream.

In case you have gotten off track with that dream, now is the time to reconnect to it. Through actively researching what your next steps will be, you will bring this dream closer to reality. This is not the time to take a major or direct action on that dream but a time to consider, plan, and research.

We start the day with the Moon in Taurus VOC*. At 9:23 AM EDT, the Moon enters Gemini and the day quickens.

Tuesday is a day of activity, of pushing forward as we move closer to Spring here in the Northern Hemisphere. This should be a great day for conversation and any type of communication. At 5:53 PM EDT, our communications may hit a snag or we may simply be aware that what we are communicating must to be taken very seriously. Enjoy social activities and friends; just remember to engage a serious edge in these encounters.

Child reading book in flowering tree by Violet Edgecombe Jenkins

Child reading book in flowering tree by Violet Edgecombe Jenkins

 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015:

Another active social day can be expected on Wednesday. The Moon in Gemini always encourages us to engage in conversation and activity with others. Are you becoming accustomed to the Sun being in Aries? Do you feel the relentless and commanding push forward?

On Wednesday at 3:24 PM EDT, the Sun trine Saturn; we are able to develop confidence in the direction we are pushing toward. This is a time of stabilization; a time to work with our goals for the future. Tuesday we talked about researching a dream that we are developing; on Wednesday, we can think more clearly about how the reality needs to be developed to bring us there. How did the dream that began in February develop from a more serious desire for self-determination that began in November 2014?

Consider these things and allow the free flow of light and warmth to stabilize your hopes, dreams, and serious plans.

 

Thursday, March 26, 2015:

Plan ahead for no expectations on Thursday. Following a sextile to Mars at 8:35 AM EDT the Moon will be VOC* until entering Cancer at 3:46 PM EDT. If you’re able to take a quiet day for rest, reflection, and ease; let Thursday be that day. Whatever you try to accomplish during this time won’t amount to much. Not stressing yourself about it will be very helpful.

Late in the afternoon, following the Moon’s entrance into Cancer we may be a bit moody as we contemplate the passing days.

This may be an evening of nostalgia or a bit of sadness. Spend time with loved ones; plan for comfort food on the menu Thursday evening. This would also be a great evening to touch base with your mother, daughter or sisters. Make connection; show love.

 

Friday, March 27, 2015:

Friday can be a day of action. The day begins with the First Quarter Moon; bringing a certain amount of stress between what we need and what we desire. The Aries Sun is pushing us assertively forward, at the same time as the Cancer Moon desires comfort, closeness, and warmth. Use this tension to push forward into a direct action that honors and balances the two. Think about how you can do that in your life circumstances. Drop me a note and tell me about it!

Later on Friday, we may become aware of another action that needs to be taken regarding the expansion of new relationship or the expansion of how we make money. Something highly valuable to us began in August 2014. What action needs to be taken now to continue inviting that beauty, love, and value deeper into our lives? We are attempting to stabilize fiery assertive energies with both emotional depth and sensual reverence. This is a great day for accomplishment. Not necessarily an easy day but a great day for moving forward.

 

Lifespring - Japanese Blue-Winged Pitta by Wu Minrong

Lifespring – Japanese Blue-Winged Pitta by Wu Minrong

Saturday, March 28, 2015:

Saturday should be a family focused day; a day spent with the folks you are the closest to. Spend the day with loved ones; cook food together, look at old photo albums. Enjoy thoughts and dreams of the past, of those you have loved along the way. Allow nostalgia.

Saturday will be a great day to get things done as a family (biological or chosen family); home projects to prepare for spring would be a great use of this energy. Expect a simple day without much holding you back.

At 9:58 PM EDT, following a square to Mars the Moon is VOC* until shortly after midnight when she will enter Leo, preparing the way for a fun Sunday!

 

Sunday March 29, 2015:

Make Sunday your fun day! When you wake up Sunday morning, the Moon is in Leo and the Sun is in Aries. On Sunday, a grand trine is formed between the Moon, the Sun, and Saturn. We should be able to get most anything done today that we would like to!

Whether it is work or play, we have a ton of energy to direct and accomplish what needs to be done this weekend! Keep the weekend going late into the evening. This is not the weekend you want to close down early to prepare for the week. Keep the fun going! Spend the evening with friends, go out to dinner, or go dancing. Pretend it is Saturday night!

 

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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, March 23, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Taurus) following a sex tile to Mercury at 10:25 AM EDT, until she enters Gemini on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 9:23 AM EDT.

Thursday, March 26, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Gemini) following a sextile to Mars at 8:35 AM EDT, until she enters Cancer at 2:46 PM EDT.

Saturday, March 28, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Cancer) following A square to Mars at 9:58 PM EDT until she enters Leo on Sunday at 1:48 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 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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Waning Crescent Moon
Waning Crescent Moon

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