Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: April 18, 2016 through April 24, 2016

This will be the first week with Mars retrograde.  If you have planets or significant points in your chart within a few degrees of 8° Sagittarius (or Pisces, Gemini, or Virgo), this week will have some significant messages for you.  Pay careful attention to how you utilize the energy represented by the planets that are being impacted and the house that contains 8° Sagittarius.

Wintersonne ubern See by Olgemalde via Wiki Commons

Wintersonne ubern See by Olgemalde via Wiki Commons

If you are uncertain as to where and how this is impacting you and yet you feel the impact strongly, please consider getting a consultation with either Jenny or myself.

This is a powerful transit and one that is very important to pay attention to.  Mars represents direct action, assertive energy, self-determination, and strength.  He also represents initiative, impulsive action, sexual energy, survival instinct, courage, anger, and war.

Look within to examine how you use the energy of Mars.  Consider how direct you are and how you use your sexual energy.  It is not uncommon for a lover from the past to resurface during Mars retrograde.  If this happens, think about how the energy within that relationship was used, are there amends that can be made now?  Was there a lack of integrity between you regarding sexual expression or anger?

Are you willing to face wounds to your sexuality or wounds you have visited on others due to your lack of integrity with your own sexuality or issues of anger?

It is also important to get clear on whether your actions are in true alignment with your beliefs and your deepest values.  Reflect on your motivations and your pursuit of your desires.

Working with your deepest personal values is going to be a significant focus this week as Venus (the planet of personal values, relationships, and money) forms difficult aspects to both Pluto and Uranus.

You can expect a powerful week as we adjust to the backward motion of Mars, encounter powerful transformative energy regarding our values, and come to the Scorpio Full Moon while we sleep on Friday morning.

 

Are you concerned or unclear about your path ahead?  Let Astrolore help you see your life and your path forward from a perspective that will change everything.  Allow more joy and love into your life.

Make your appointment today!

Together, we will work with your individual horoscope to explore your hopes, dreams, goals, your current path, and the reality of your life purpose.  Our conversation will offer you a profoundly renewed perspective on your life and circumstances.

 

 

DISORIENTATION AND ADJUSTMENT

Monday, April 18, 2016:

The day begins with Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn all retrograde; then at 3:26 AM EDT Pluto joins the fun!  On April 28th, Mercury will also jump on the retrograde wagon.

When the outer planets (Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto) are retrograde, they stay retrograde for an extended period of time.  Pluto will be retrograde for approximately 5 months passing through the middle degrees of Capricorn.  While Pluto is retrograde, I think we have the opportunity to work deeply on our hidden psychological issues. During this time, you may be able and willing to see and overcome deeply ingrained patterns of powerlessness and damaged self-esteem.

The Moon is in Virgo throughout the day, she is highly inactive after 8:30 AM EDT. As much as possible, take time to rest on Monday.  You may feel disoriented as you adjust to the retrograde pattern of both Mars and Pluto.

At 10:37 AM EDT, Venus and Saturn (in Aries and Sagittarius, respectively) form a trine aspect (120°) between them.  While there is disorientation in certain areas, you are likely to feel some stability and inspiration in the area of your love relationship(s), your creative efforts, or your financial situation.  In these areas, go ahead and push forward with gentle steady pressure.  Please keep your level of integrity high and your level of expectation low.

Remember, on Monday that the people you love and all the people you encounter are adjusting to these shifting cycles.  Yes, the stories we live are different but many of the struggles reside in the same places in our hearts.

Offer respect, assistance, and love.  You can do that silently from your heart to theirs.

 

SUN ENTERS TAURUS – DEEP CHALLENGE

Tuesday, April 19, 2016:

Prepare for a significant day on Tuesday.  At 7:24 AM EDT, the Moon enters Libra, the sign of grace and diplomacy.  Then at 11:29 AM EDT, the Sun enters Taurus, the sign of steadfast predictability.  Now, doesn’t that sound like a lovely combination?

Both Libra and Taurus are ruled by Venus, the planet of beauty, love, and your personal values.  However, this day Venus squares Pluto at 4:51 PM EDT, throwing a monkey wrench into the system.  We must consider not only what this aspect means on its own, but also the entire cycle between Venus and Pluto.

The cycle between Venus and Pluto is a cycle of empowering our values, in order to do so; we often have to face our demons.  This can bring up issues regarding relationship, finances, resources, or beauty.  This cycle began on February 5, 2016. Consider what began in your life at that time.  Now, you will want to take an action to push this that situation forward.  The cycle will come to full expression on June 30th, just as Mars turns direct once again.

You will likely encounter a struggle regarding love or finances, it is important that you take the action most appropriate to bring you where you want to go with this issue.  There may be a powerful struggle involved.

Think about who you want to be rather than how you feel.  Take action to move forward.  You really do have a choice how you engage in the power struggles that you encounter.

Be willing to explore what is difficult; do not turn your back on it.  With Venus in Aries, find the courage to look clearly at your own motivations and control issues.  This is not the time to play the blame game.  Take responsibility for yourself and your ability to become the person you know you can be.

 

Sol Negro by Luis Manuel Tejada via Wiki CommonsUNCOVER TRUTH – MAINTAIN STABILITY

Wednesday, April 20, 2016:

The challenges of Tuesday remain with us on Wednesday as the Libra Moon forms a square aspect to Pluto.  This simply reinforces our need to continue to pay attention to the level of integrity and kindness with which we live our lives.

Take a friend out to dinner, use kindness toward others as a way to move out of the difficulty in your energy field.

The energy continues to build toward the Scorpio Full Moon, which will be exact Friday at 1:24 AM EDT.  Focus on finding an objective balance between the need to dig into the muck to uncover truth and the desire to maintain the calm stability required to build the structure you need to support your good life.

 

BUILDING RELATIONSHIP

Thursday, April 21, 2016:

The day begins with an opposition between the Libra Moon and Uranus.  For the rest of the day, the Moon is VOC*, suggesting a day useful for focused democracy and relationship building.  Do whatever is in front of you to do today.  Engage where you can make a difference.  Do not expect payback.  Do not hold the outcome in mind.

Allow your kindness to speak for itself and trust that whatever is yours, will come back in its right time.

The Moon enters Scorpio at 8:18 PM EDT, preparing for the Scorpio Full Moon, occurring in the early hours of Friday morning.  Expect your emotions to be in a highly responsive state as we build toward the full illumination of the lunar cycle that began on April 7th.  You may find that you are easily attuned to the feeling state of others.

Consider objectivity and emotional autonomy.  What would it be like to deeply love without the sticky sense of responsibility, guilt, and loss of self?

 

SCORPIO FULL MOON: SENSITIVITY AND DETACHMENT

Friday, April 22, 2016:

The Scorpio Full Moon is exact at 1:24 AM EDT.  Consider what has grown from the intension that you planted at the Aries New Moon on April 7th.  Did you take the appropriate action at the First Quarter Moon on the 14th?  Where do you find yourself now?  Do you need to adjust your expectation or simply enjoy the release of creative energy?

This Full Moon is likely to leave us all feeling highly sensitive with a natural inclination to keep that emotional sensitivity private, almost a secret.

Attempting to remain objective and keep an emotional separation between yourself and this sensitivity may be desirable and possible with Venus conjunct Uranus (4:59 PM EDT).

Keep your eyes open to an unexpected experience, person, or situation coming into your life this week that will bring new perspective, excitement, and possibly a bit of anxiety.  This is the beginning of a cycle of unexpected movement within the arena of relationship, or resources.  Be prepared to open your eyes, heart, and mind in ways that will become more comfortable with time.

With Venus and Uranus connecting in the hot, aggressive sign of Aries it is important to allow yourself and others plenty of space and freedom.  Any attempt to control another person will certainly backfire.  Be open to new experiences.

Yes, you can re-write the rule book on love.  Do so wisely; you can change the rules radically as long as you do so with respect, love, and patience.

Once Again by Lincoln Austin located in Brisbane, Australia via Wiki Commons

BENEATH THE SURFACE

Saturday, April 23, 2016:

The bulk of Saturday’s energies revolve around the Scorpio Moon and the aspects she makes.  When the Moon is in Scorpio, our emotions are deeply intense and private.  We feel more than usual and attach more passion and depth to our experience.

This is not a lighthearted day.  Do not expect connections to be simplistic, fun, or playful.  This is a time you will want to go to the depths of the situations you encounter.  You want what is real.  Superficiality has no place for any of us this weekend.  Spend the day by yourself or with deeply trusted confidants.

Ask: what is at the core of the matter?

Look in the mirror… allow yourself to explore the depths of your own inner heart and mind.  There is nothing to hide from yourself.  Open your mind to what is real and what is beneath the surface of what you show to the world.

 

A PARTY OR A ROAD TRIP IS IN ORDER

Sunday, April 24, 2016:

There is nothing quite like the Sagittarius Moon to bring a more meaningful perspective on where we find ourselves.  The Moon leaves the intensity of Scorpio behind to enter Sagittarius at 8:47 AM EDT.

This would be a great day for a road trip, philosophical conversations with friends, or a loud and lively party!  Allow Monday to take care of itself.

For Sunday, give yourself a little space to just enjoy the simple energy of exploration and fun.

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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 11, 2016 through April 17, 2016

Puente San Martin desde Roca Tarpeya by Angel Oliveras Guart via Wiki Commons

Puente San Martin desde Roca Tarpeya by Angel Oliveras Guart via Wiki Commons

We can anticipate a smoother journey through this week then last week.

The Aries New Moon on April 7th was an intense moment in time.  Whatever you began at that New Moon continues to profoundly impact your path forward.

The urgency for change will move us all forward, personally, communally, and globally.

Take every moment of this precious life seriously even as you seek pleasure and play.

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Are you concerned or unclear about your path ahead?  Let Astrolore help you see your life and your path forward from a perspective that will change everything.  Allow more joy and love into your life.

Make your appointment today! 

Together, we will work with your individual horoscope to explore your hopes, dreams, goals, your current path, and the reality of your life purpose.

Our conversation will offer you a profoundly renewed perspective on your life and circumstances.

 

 

 

 

CURIOSITY AND OPEN PERSPECTIVES

Monday, April 11, 2016:

Following the intensity of the past week, you may encounter a lingering sense of anxiety making it difficult to settle into normal workday routines.  I suppose that depends on what your normal workday routines consist of!

A great use of the energy Monday morning and into mid-afternoon would be to engage in all kinds of intellectual curiosity or exploration.  You may have the ability to see situations from a more diverse and unusual perspective as the Gemini Moon forms a sextile aspect to both Uranus and the Sun.

If possible, go ahead and leave work early.  Following a sextile to the Aries Sun, at 2:56 PM EDT the Gemini Moon will be VOC* until early Tuesday morning.  This is a time to spend without expectation of accomplishment.

Spend the late afternoon and evening with casual acquaintances and fair weather friends.  This is not an evening for deep connections or intellectual conversations but a time for witty banter and fun lighthearted interactions.  We all live in circumstances that can be seen from many perspectives.

This evening allow yourself to leave what is challenging and difficult behind and focus on simple exploration and fun.

 

BOUNDLESS BEAUTY & LOVE

Tuesday, April 12, 2016:

Tuesday begins with the Moon in nostalgic, family-oriented Cancer.  While the Moon is in Cancer, we tend to feel deeply sensitive, moody, and drawn to our memories of the past.

At 5:39 AM EDT, Mercury sextile Neptune suggests a pleasant time to explore creativity, music, film, or higher spiritual states.  Consider how your mind opens to the flow of imagination or inspiration.

Are you exploring the benefits of a meditation or other spiritual practice?  Is your spiritual practice opening your mind in ways that seem nearly intangible?  Do you find yourself working with deep imagination?  Do you feel the urge to write poetry?

Take some time to consider these possibilities.  If you are drawn to drugs, alcohol, or other methods of escape, turn your attention to music, poetry, or meditation.

At 3:16 PM EDT, Venus forms a trine aspect to Mars.  Whatever value – love or beauty-  that began to develop in November of 2015 is now well on its way to full illumination which will present with clarity in late May.  This lovely free flow of energy created by the trine between the planet of love and beauty (Venus) and the planet of assertive action (Mars) allows you to bring courage and action to all that you long for.

Everything seems possible in love and money.  Enjoy the sense of abundance.

One more thing: Happy Birthday to my son Elliot’s dad, John Lajza! J

 

Untitled by Mikhair Mikhailovich Tarkhavon via Wiki Commons

Untitled by Mikhair Mikhailovich Tarkhavon via Wiki Commons

RELIEF OF KINDNESS

Wednesday, April 13, 2016:

The Cancer Moon continues to hold us in its grasp throughout the day on Wednesday.  As she makes challenging contact with confrontational Pluto and unpredictable Uranus, there is a challenging twist added to an already emotionally touchy day.

It will be far too easy to take situations out of context and to proceed to take them very personally.  Be aware of the tendency to go on the defense without realizing that the situation may have very little to do with you.  Get out of your own way and stay out of the way of others.

This is a good day to keep your own company and find a way to see yourself and others more objectively.

The First Quarter Moon occurs just at midnight, impacting Wednesday night and Thursday.  Consider what began at the New Moon last Thursday (April 7th) and be sure to take some action to move that situation forward.  Look for the place of stress and you will know the action needed that will bring the situation to full illumination at the Full Moon next week.

The best way to deal with a day of this type of stress is to offer kindness to others. Remember that everyone around you is also dealing with this level of agitation and stress.  Help make it easier for others and it will automatically make it easier for you.

 

STABILIZING THOUGHTS

Thursday, April 14, 2016:

The basic energy we awake with on Thursday is suggested by the square aspect between the Sun (Aries) and the Moon (Cancer).  This is the First Quarter Square of the lunar cycle.  You may feel the need to push yourself to accomplish something significant that is a part of an ongoing project.

At 9:53 AM EDT, the Moon enters the playful, regal sign of Leo.  You may feel relief as you are able to let go of the anxiety, stress, and emotional sensitivity of the past few days.

At 11:27 AM EDT, Mercury in Taurus trine Jupiter in Virgo.  This aspect will serve us well as our minds are able to see a new perspective, the bright side that we really need right now.

This aspect offers stability to your thoughts and your ability to make decisions.  The cycle between Mercury and Jupiter is about the expansion of our ideas, developing faith and belief in the goodness of life, and helping us open to optimism.

This cycle began in early August 2015 challenged us strongly in the first days of December.  Now, we are able to see the benefits and the lighter touch we have developed within our thinking.

 

BRING OR OFFER PLEASURE

Friday, April 15, 2016:

As the Moon moves through Leo on Friday, she forms a Grand Trine with Mars in Sagittarius, Venus in Aries, and Saturn in Sagittarius.  Your energetic body is alive and wants to fully express itself through dance, performance, or play.

The only glitch in the day is Moon square Mercury in the mid-afternoon, you may struggle to find concepts or words that allow you to express your true generosity of spirit and your ability to enliven others and bring delight to the table.  Lacking the ability to articulate all of this does not slow you down in finding other methods of expression.

Indeed, we have left the days of childhood behind.  That is no reason to neglect the creativity, imagination, and play of childhood.  Allow that sense of wonder to flare up again within your soul.

Nurture creativity and joy in every person you meet on Friday and Saturday.  Offer bottles of soap bubbles or other childlike toys to children and adults alike.

Seriously!  Imagine!  You will be surprised at the delight you can create, so simply, in the lives of others.

Much like a forgotten fire, your childhood can flare up again within you.  Encourage that ability now.  Allow yourself to seek pleasure and to offer that pleasure to others.

Порт Феста Матала by Л.Н. Шабаев via Wiki Commons

Порт Феста Матала by Л.Н. Шабаев via Wiki Commons

LIVE AS A CHILD

Saturday, April 16, 2016:

On Saturday, the Leo Moon forms a trine aspect to both Uranus and the Sun offering you the support and excitement you need to express your most authentic self without apology.  Pay attention and you will see that others are also expressing themselves deeply.  Make it a point to acknowledge and appreciate that expression in others.

Expect to encounter a delightful surprise, an unexpected thought, or an unusual communication that will shift your day to pleasure.

Leo is the sign of childlike playfulness.  Consider what it is that allows children to experience joy more simply than adults.  Children live in the present without concerns about money, productivity, or being cool.  They have no limits on their imagination, and they create and play with abandon.  Children are endlessly curious and love to perform without self-consciousness.

Live as a child on Saturday.  Remember, children don’t sleep late, so get up and enjoy the precious morning hours!

At 7:23PM EDT, the Moon enters Virgo, releasing the time of playful expression.  You may want to stay home, talk with close friends, or organize your closets on Saturday evening.  Playtime this weekend is clearly Friday, not Saturday night!

 

ASSERTIVENESS AND DRIVE

Sunday, April 17, 2016:

You may wake up with an intense focus on a subject that has deeply embedded itself within your mind since December 2015.  Your thinking is focused and powerful.  If you have a communication that must be delivered, this would be a good morning to proceed with that.  It will be easier to communicate and to be understood than you may expect.  This is a significant time for study, deep understanding, and communication on profoundly significant issues.

At 8:14 AM EDT, Mars turns retrograde at 8 degrees Sagittarius.  Mars will remain retrograde until June 29th when he will turn direct at 23 degrees Scorpio.  It is important to consider where this is occurring in your chart and your life.

During this time, we must look closely and honestly at our actions.  Are you concerned with how you are expressing your sexuality, assertiveness, and the manner with which you take direct action in your life?  These are issues that you will be called to consider over the coming 10 weeks.  Do your actions reflect your deepest values and beliefs?  Are you using your sexual energy and assertive strength to push forward in a way that truly reflects what is important to you?

This contemplation is not an easy one for many of us.  We tend to take action in these areas automatically.  It is important to look at your deepest integrity regarding your sexuality.

This would be a great time to have a consultation.  There is much to talk about that will be reflected in how this plays out in your individual chart.  You have 10 weeks to look carefully, get honest with yourself, and find ways to move forward with more clarity on your drive and sexuality.  Contact me for an appointment.

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

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

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: April 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.

 

Are you concerned or unclear about your path ahead?  Let Astrolore help you see your life and your path forward from a perspective that will change everything.  Allow more joy and love into your life.

Make your appointment today! 

Together, we will work with your individual horoscope to explore your hopes, dreams, goals, your current path, and the reality of your life purpose.

Our conversation will offer you a profoundly renewed perspective on your life and circumstances.

 

 

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: March 28, 2016 through April 3, 2016

As we end the month of March and move forward into April, we look back on the cycle that began with the Pisces solar eclipse on March 8th and came into its full illumination with the Libra lunar eclipse on March 23rd.  These eclipses have brought new perspectives, new opportunities, and the potential to resolve powerful challenges.

~ Heads Up! ~  During the month of April, we will have Mars turning retrograde on the 18th and Mercury turning retrograde on the 28th.  It is not too soon to begin considering how to work with the inward movement of these energies.  Begin an awareness of what projects you would like to complete during the Mercury retrograde.

Mars is a bit more complex and we will talk about as we get closer to the time.

However, do remember during the time of Mars retrograde you will not want to have any sort of surgery or begin any activity that has potential danger involved. This is not the time to learn skydiving!  More about this later.

 

Merida by Derek Balmer via Wiki Commons

Merida by Derek Balmer via Wiki Commons

A Walk by Rainer Maria Rilke

 

My eyes already touch the sunny hill.
going far ahead of the road I have begun.
So we are grasped by what we cannot grasp;
it has inner light, even from a distance-

and charges us, even if we do not reach it,
into something else, which, hardly sensing it,
we already are; a gesture waves us on
answering our own wave…
but what we feel is the wind in our faces.
 Heart

 

 

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UPLIFTING CLARITY

Monday, March 28, 2016:

The week begins with the Moon in exuberant, freedom loving Sagittarius.  My hope is that you had a lovely weekend and feel energized and ready to face the upcoming week.

The Sagittarius Moon buoys your energy and puts a positive spin on the day.  At 4:12 PM EDT, the Moon conjuncts Mars and shortly after, forms a lovely flowing trine aspect to the Sun in Aries.

This is a day of delightfully uplifting energy.  Allow yourself to bask in clarity.  You know where you are headed and can grasp excitement on your path.  If this is not your experience, ask yourself if you are living your own truth or are trying to please someone else.

At 11:50 PM EDT, the Moon squares Neptune allowing sweet dreams and lovely inspiration.

 

A WILD CARD

Tuesday, March 29, 2016:

Tuesday may be a bit of a wild card.

The Sagittarius Moon continues to seek expansive understanding and yet her conjunction with Saturn at 11:18 AM EDT suggests a restrictive influence on your optimism.  Do your best to allow criticism to roll off your back.  Do not take it personally, if you let the situation pass without reaction the negativity will eventually dissipate.

At 9:55 PM EDT, the Moon forms a square aspect to Venus, pushing you to question your desires and your method of pursuing them.

The day ends with Mercury trine Saturn.  This allows you to settle yourself into a more practical state of mind.  Engaging with a more mature line of thinking allows for mental clarity and a more stable mind.

If you normally meditate in the morning, make an exception on Tuesday and take time for meditation before you sleep.  It is important that you take advantage of this opportunity to bring some stability to your thinking.  Over the coming days, this stability will be challenged.

 

UNCOVER TRUTH

Wednesday, March 30, 2016:

Seek mystical dreams and the ability to bring compassion to your deepest wounds on Wednesday as Venus conjunct Chiron at 5:07 AM EDT.  Enjoy the gentle sense of awakening to start the day.

Port 01 by MedBerkane via Wiki Commons

Port 01 by MedBerkane via Wiki Commons

Do not try to hold on to that sensitivity or softness.  There are intense energies that will need your attention as you move into the day.

At 10:53 AM EDT, Mercury forms a stressful square to Pluto, the planet of powerful transformation.  Information that is exposed or a line of thinking that envelops you will have a powerful impact moving forward.

The Moon enters Capricorn at 1:45 PM EDT.  This is a serious afternoon; a time to seek honesty, internal integrity, and understanding.

What communication or disclosure will move you forward regarding something that became clear to you between mid-December 2015 and the end of January 2016?  Be brutally honest with yourself.

Secrecy and a lack of integrity will bring you to places you do not want to go. Uncover truth.  Before you look with suspicion into the heart of another, seek your own integrity.  Be aware of your thoughts and how they guide your life.  Be aware of your words and the impact they have on others.

Build integrity.  Spread kindness.

 

REVOLUTIONARY THOUGHTS

Thursday, March 31, 2016:

On Thursday, the Capricorn Moon forms her Last Quarter Square at 11:17 AM EDT. Anticipate tension between heavy responsibilities and the radical desire to put our own needs first.  Consider how to balance the need to quickly move in new directions while at the same time maintaining your more serious contemplations and responsibilities.  This is a day to work on this balance.

At 4:49 PM EDT, Mercury conjunct Uranus offers alternative perspectives for finding that balance.  The conjunction between Mercury and Uranus begins a new cycle of expanding thoughts and encountering new possibilities, alternative perspectives, and unusual ways of viewing the world.

Big ideas can illuminate your vision on a day like this.  Sudden ideas must be considered and looked at with open minded excitement.

Any study or thought process you begin now will be fully understood and illuminated at the opposition between Mercury and Uranus in October 2016. Revolutionary thoughts, ideas, and communications abound.  Find excitement; find new directions.

Show the world your true colors, say what must be said, show what is truly in your heart.

 

RECHARGE YOUR BATTERIES

Friday, April 1, 2016:

We all like the energy of Fridays as we head into a freedom filled weekend. However, this Friday is probably lacking that sense of excitement and anticipation. With the Moon in serious, authoritative Capricorn, we spend the early part of the day working hard from a solitary perspective.  The Moon is quiet after 12:40 PM EDT suggested a struggle focusing on getting the normal work of Capricorn done.  There may be much frustration throughout the afternoon as the focus that you need isn’t available and doesn’t engage you.

The best use of this evening is to recharge your batteries and not worry about social activities, spend the evening on your own.  Saturday is another day.

At 9:38 PM EDT, the Moon leaves the heavy work environment of Capricorn behind and enters Aquarius bringing more unpredictable and innovative thinking to the later part of the evening.

 

Under the Moonlight, Portrait of Spirit Series by Tang Huawei via Wiki Commons

Under the Moonlight, Portrait of Spirit Series by Tang Huawei via Wiki Commons

HIGH INNOVATIVE ENERGY

Saturday, April 2, 2016:

Saturday brings the freedom and anticipation you were unable to tap into on Friday.  The Aquarius Moon rules the day!

This is a day of intellectual exploration; you will be drawn to what is new and unusual.  The Moon in Aquarius is a great time for social gatherings, dealing with humanitarian ideals, goals for the future, innovative brainstorming, and new ideas. This could be a difficult day to stick with schedules as your personal freedom is of the utmost importance to you.

Do not try to control yourself or others.  Seek freedom, offer freedom, encourage freedom.  With the Aquarius Moon forming a sextile to both Mars in Sagittarius and the Aries Sun, this is a day of high-energy.

What will you do with this day?  How can your activities progress humanity forward?  Think about this and take one small step forward.

 

SEEK INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS

Sunday, April 3, 2016:

Sunday graces us with the innovative, rebellious energy of Aquarius that began on Friday.  The Aquarius Moon forms delightful aspects of potential and opportunity, to Saturn, Uranus, and Mercury.  People often get confused and think that Aquarius is a Water sign as it is called “The Water Bearer”.  Please remember that Aquarius is an Air Sign.  As an Air Sign, Aquarius is connected to intellectualism, innovation, and new ideas that bring the world to an expanded level of awareness.

Aquarius brings us the nature of upheaval and rebellion.  This revolutionary energy is necessary in order to leave the past behind and move into a new way of thinking.

Some of you will experience the anxiety of rebellion on Sunday, while others will experience the corresponding excitement. This is due, in part, to the particulars of your own horoscope and partly, it is simply a choice.

On Sunday, you can make unique choices; you do not need to stay with the status quo.  Seek out the original ideas that will change your world and the world around you.  There are new, unexpected pathways to solve the problems in our lives, our communities, and our world.

This is not a day to seek practical accomplishment but a day to expand your mind. Gather with like-minded people or folks who are willing to look at new perspectives and seek innovative solutions.  Play with ideas.  Enjoy diversity.

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

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

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: March 21, 2016 through March 27, 2016

Profil Neu by Roger David Servais via Wiki Commons

Profil Neu by Roger David Servais via Wiki Commons

Some of us may experience the shift of the Sun from Pisces to Aries as a bit disorienting. We go from the energy of dreams, imagination, and sensitivity to the energy of aggression, determination, and of the warrior.

As we attempt to grapple with this shift, Mercury follows the example of the Sun and steps from Pisces into Aries on Monday evening. You may feel this as an awakening of energy, the experience of Spring. It is time to create what you want and take the necessary steps to bring that into reality.

On Wednesday, we have a Full Moon Eclipse in Libra encouraging us to take stock of what we created and began at the New Moon on March 8th.

On Friday, Saturn takes his first steps in retreat as he turns retrograde at 6:01 AM EDT.

 

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THOUGHTS PICK UP SPEED

Monday, March 21, 2016:

Don’t be surprise if you feel like keeping your head under your pillow on Monday morning. It’s not that you have any sense of waking up to a bad day but you may wake with a sense of confusion or disorientation.

Now that the Sun is in Aries, you probably thought you were ready to move quickly in a forward direction. However, the day starts with the Moon in opposition to Neptune along with Mercury still in Pisces. These two factors contribute to a sense of internal instability that is likely to leave you wanting sleep…. Or just not knowing what you want!

Don’t let any of that worry you.

At 8:19 PM EDT, Mercury follows the Sun into Aries. Your mind will be ready to move forward, your thoughts will pick up speed, and everything revs up. It is easy to offend others while Mercury is in Aries, as we do not hold back in our communications and are willing to take the risk to tell it like it is!

Maintain your awareness and make sure you are saying what really needs to be said and not just running off at the mouth because of lack of control. Remain aware, keep yourself centered and grounded, even as this energy catapults you forward.
PREPARE FOR WEDNESDAY’S ECLIPSE

Tuesday, March 22, 2016:

Tuesday provides a day of rest. Yes, I know. You thought you were ready to move forward. However, today you need to rest and prepare for the very busy day on Wednesday.

The Moon is in Virgo throughout the day, yet makes no major aspects until after she enters Libra on Wednesday morning. Try not to concern yourself with accomplishments, communications, or any activity that you hope will move some project forward.

As you take the time to rest in the quiet of Tuesday, prepare yourself for tomorrow’s Lunar Eclipse. Consider the Solar Eclipse that happened on March 8th. Eclipses always come in pairs and are connected; a Solar Eclipse occurs at a New Moon and a Lunar Eclipse occurs at the Full Moon.

Are you aware of the change that is sweeping through your life, brought on by that Solar Eclipse? Much of the message of the Lunar Eclipse is in digging deeply to work with the underlying issues that must be addressed in order to grow in the direction of change that the Solar Eclipse.

This is your contemplation for Tuesday.

 

Pintura 1 by Lia Mainero Berro via Wiki Commons

Pintura 1 by Lia Mainero Berro via Wiki Commons

LIBRA LUNAR ECLIPSE – NOSTALGIA ALLOWS RELEASE

Wednesday, March 23, 2016:

At 1:24 AM EDT, the Moon enters Libra bringing an end to that time of rest and preparation that we talked about for Tuesday. Now, it is show time!

At 6:15 AM EDT, Jupiter squares Saturn. This can be a challenging time as the details of a particular situation may feel like they are overtaking or blocking your ability to expand your understanding and make it difficult to keep a grasp onyour own beliefs.

You may question ways of thinking and being in the world that previously felt very solid to you. It is important to continually question your opinions and beliefs as time and circumstances continue to show you new perspectives.

The Libra Full Moon is eclipsed at 8:01 AM EDT. Lunar Eclipses bring our emotions and nostalgia to the surface even as they push our awareness to the passage of time. Something is changing and we must let go. Even if the change is one we have hoped and dreamed of for so long, there still may be difficult emotions to manage as you release the past. Past memories and old dreams come to the surface in order to be released.

With the Libra Moon forming an opposition to Mercury, you may be highly sensitive to any communications that feel out of balance or unfair. You will do well to maintain grace and diplomacy in any such situation.

At 4:10 PM EDT, Mercury conjunct the Sun offers clarity of mind, thinking, and communication. This may be a time of sharp tongues; remember to add the ingredients of grace and diplomacy in all communications.
MOVE YOUR STORY FORWARD

Thursday, March 24, 2016:

Thursday may be a stressful day of assimilating the emotional impact of Wednesday. The Libra Moon, which is concerned with diplomacy and pleasure, forms challenging aspects with both Pluto (the planet of transformation) and Uranus (the planet of revolution).

This startling transit may push you to look beneath the pleasant exterior of your significant relationships. What is hidden beneath the surface and needs to change? Have you been too careful? Have you done your best to hold the status quo steady? What revolutionary thoughts and ideas are occurring behind-the-scenes in the depth of your heart?

At 6:44 PM EDT, Mercury forms a flowing trine aspect to Mars. This is a powerful encouragement to say what needs to be said; a push to telling a story that will make a significant point. Your words will be clear and direct.

With both Mercury and Mars in Fire Signs, conversations could become heated. Whatever is said will have an impact and will move the story-line forward. You may be surprised to hear your own words.
EXPRESS BEAUTY & GENEROSITY

Friday, March 25, 2016:

Early Friday morning, Saturn turns retrograde at 16° Sagittarius. He will remain retrograde until August 13, 2016 when he will turn direct once again at 9° Sagittarius. During this time, we each have the opportunity to look at the issues in our lives connected to boundaries, responsibilities, self-discipline, and hard work.

This is a time of reassessing, and coming to a deeper understanding and acceptance, of our responsibilities. If you have personal planets or points between 9° and 16° of any mutable sign, (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces), this will be particularly significant to you.

On Wednesday, we talked about you feeling blocked in the ability to expand your inner awareness. As Venus connects with both Jupiter and Saturn on Friday, you may feel a powerful desire for beauty and pleasure along with a sense of dissatisfaction and frustration at feeling that growth is somehow blocked for you now.

Pay attention to how you relate to beauty. It may be time to explore ways to embody love, pleasure, beauty, and abundance within your own body, mind, and life. Create a place of beauty in your home. Make a special effort to show generosity. Put a vase of flowers on your kitchen table and one by your bed, and while you are at it, bring another bouquet to a friend. Notice how life expands when you create space for the expression of beauty and generosity.

You may be questioning ways of thinking and being in the world that previously felt very solid to you. It is important to continually question your opinions and beliefs as time and circumstances continue to show you new perspectives. For now, embrace a perspective that soothes your heart with love, music, art, inner beauty, and expansive generosity.

At 2:09 PM EDT, the Moon enters Scorpio bringing us into a deeply emotion space along with and an intense desire for connection. Find deep connection with an intimate friend or lover this Friday night.

 

 

Oeuvre 24 by Amispatrimoinelussac via Wiki Commons

Oeuvre 24 by Amispatrimoinelussac via Wiki Commons

LOVE & PASSION

Saturday, March 26, 2016:

On Saturday, you can expect to feel the full energizing passion of Aries. At 6:32 AM EDT, the Sun in Aries forms a free-flowing trine to Mars in Sagittarius! There is excitement in the air and you may feel willing to take on any challenge that presents it self; immediately on the heels of that blast of energy we encounter a sextile aspect between Venus and Pluto. This brings the energy to a decidedly intimate, potentially sexual encounter.

Financial opportunities may also present themselves. Say yes.

Consider back to what began in early February regarding a love relationship or a financial situation. Whatever began at that time, now you have the opportunity to explore the possibilities more deeply and move toward your goal.

The Scorpio Moon forms a beautiful trine aspect to Neptune and a sextile aspect to Jupiter. Your soul wants to make intense and beautiful connections with other beautiful souls. Opportunities are presented and the energy flows. What a wonderful night for deep love, passion, beauty, and abundance.
REST IN QUIET REFLECTION

Sunday, March 27, 2016:

Sunday should provide the perfect day to recover from the delights that I hope you encountered last night. The energy of passion, love, and abundance continues into the day. The Scorpio Moon is very quiet throughout the day, providing us the opportunity to slow down, take some time for quiet reflection, and rest.

I recommend a late brunch with a lover or intimate friends, and a movie to round out the weekend. Embrace the depth of sweetness that is presented.

There are those of you who may not resonate with the fiery energy of this weekend and those of you who may be angry that you have no one to share the passion with. If you find yourself feeling angry, understand that as a manifestation of passion. Utilize the assertiveness in a physical way by biking, running, dancing… whatever will release the tension.

Astrolore sends love to all of you!

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