Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: January 8, 2018 through January 14, 2018

 

“There is no measuring with time, no year matters, and 10 years are nothing. Being an artist means, not reckoning and counting, but ripening like the tree which does not force its sap and stands confident in the storms of Spring without the fear that after them may come no Summer. It does come. But it comes only to the patient, who are there as though eternity lay before them, so unconcernedly still and wide. I learn it daily, learn it with pain to which I am grateful: patience is everything!”

~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Der Regenschirm by Marie Bashkirtseff via Wiki Media

 

2018 is bringing great change, possible growth, and focus on some area of your life. Prepare to make the most of these powerful shifting winds with a consultation with Laurie at Astrolore!

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The night sky is very quiet right now with Jupiter and Mars coming over the horizon in the early morning hours. Venus is currently situated directly on the other side of the Sun from Earth. She will slowly edge away from the Sun’s glare over the coming weeks. By late February, she will begin her brilliant evening display which will last through September of 2018.

 

 

INTEGRITY PAVES THE WAY

Monday, January 8, 2018:

Monday brings us into a powerhouse of a week as Venus, the planet of love and beauty, joins with the Sun in its Superior Conjunction, when it is on the other side of the Sun. This aspect becomes fully expressed early Tuesday.

The Sun and Venus join with Pluto early on Tuesday as well, impacting the early part of the week powerfully.

Along with the deep and empowered conversation, these three planets are having, the Sun and Venus each form a supportive sextile aspect to expansive Jupiter.

Venus and the Sun, later in the week, also sextile with assertive Mars as Mars and Jupiter travel together through the deep waters of Scorpio.

There is a powerful opportunity here for the serious empowerment of love and of the feminine to break down the overblown patriarchal connection to negative sexuality, violence, and unhealthy aggression.

While in Saturn, the Sun, Venus, and Pluto are all in Saturn’s domicile of Capricorn, prepare to watch how integrity is rewarded and lack of integrity receives its comeuppance.

This is the year that we each must tell the truth and receive the supportive gifts or wrath of the Universe.

You may experience a sense of great relief along with these three sextiles on Monday morning. Consider how the sextile of the Sun and Venus to Jupiter turns your attention toward what brings meaning to your life and asks you to seek out others who share your passions and your goals.

Another sextile is formed between Mars and Pluto offering assistance as you commit yourself to the direction of those passions and goals.

There will likely be some stress in the evening as the Libra Moon, wanting to make everyone happy, encounters others who may not want to support the agenda. Relax and allow the more powerful conversations of the day to hold the space for powerful movement.

 

LOVE PAVES THE WAY

Tuesday, January 9, 2018:

The significant conjunction between the Sun, Venus, and Pluto is exact in the early hours of Tuesday morning. This brings powerful development as love and the feminine break down elements of negative masculinity, the misuse of sexuality, and violence.

In the coming months with Saturn, the Sun, Venus, and Pluto all in Saturn’s domicile of Capricorn, integrity must overtake control and greed. We must each do our part to uphold our love for the Universe and each other.

The Moon lingers in diplomatic Libra until mid-afternoon, forming a gently agreeable sextile to Mercury at 11:13 AM EST. This allows for engagement in conversations that encourage understanding and connection.

At 3:06 PM EST, the Moon leaves agreeable Libra behind and enters passionate Scorpio, closely followed by Venus sextile Mars at 4:07 PM EST. The conversations suggested for Tuesday afternoon may lead to romance or at the very least a purposeful and passionate connection. A pleasantly assertive Sun sextile Mars shortly after midnight,t heightens the possibility of romance.

The Libra Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 11:13 AM EST until she enters Scorpio at 3:06 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

REST IN FLOW

Wednesday, January 10, 2018:

Following the intensity of Monday and Tuesday, Wednesday offers a day to rest and allow yourself to daydream and reflect.

Sunset at Christmas Eve, Honolulu, Hawaii woodblock print by Arman Manookian via Wiki Media

At 2:40 PM EST, the Scorpio Moon forms a flowing trine aspect to dreamy, sensitive Neptune.

Allow yourself to get lost in daydreaming, watch a film, engage in whatever activity brings you to a place of ‘flow’; spend time in meditation, listen to soothing music, or create something that comes from your deepest sense of mystical oneness.

Thursday will remove your access to easy mental flow as Mercury entering Capricorn, where it will remain until January 31st, brings your mind to the stern edge of reality. Integrity remains in the limelight for each of us and the culture at large.

  

THOUGHTS DEEPEN

Thursday, January 11, 2018:

I hope you were able to enjoy the sense of flow that was available on Wednesday as it may be the last opportunity for such bliss, at least until Mercury enters Aquarius at the end of January.

As you begin the day, Mercury has joined Saturn, the Sun, Venus, and Pluto in cautious, serious Capricorn. This is a large pile-up in a very restrictive sign. If you know what house Capricorn holds in your chart, you will understand where the focus of hard work and increasing responsibility lies. This is the area of your life that came into focus in late December and will require ongoing attention and effort over the next few years. Make sure you are engaging in this area of your life with the highest integrity, maturity, and sustained effort. The reality of your situation will show where you need to deepen your attention and tell the truth about your commitment.

The Scorpio Moon forms a passionate conjunction with Mars at 7:35 AM EST. This will awaken you with strong energy to move forward. Shortly thereafter, she forms lovely sextile aspects to both the Sun and Venus, suggesting pleasant, intimate interactions with those you love. Take advantage, it should be a sweet morning leading into a quiet afternoon and evening.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 9:54 AM EST until she enters Sagittarius at 2:04 AM EST on Friday morning. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

EXPAND YOUR VIEW

Friday, January 12, 2018:

By the time you begin the day on Friday, the Moon is in idealistic, freedom-seeking Sagittarius. This suggests an emotional need for autonomy, physical space, and exploration. Sagittarius is an optimistic sign and brings relief after the intensity of the past few days with the Scorpio Moon. You are more apt to see the humor and lightness of your circumstances and are ready to explore a more expansive view of the world and those around you.

Although the day is likely to be relatively upbeat, by evening, you may feel Mercury’s connection to Saturn looming. Communications and conversations seem to highlight the differences between yourself and others. There are indeed serious issues to consider but try not to fall into the trap of pessimistic thinking.

Be aware of your own self-talk and how you speak to others. Offer open-hearted kindness and resist the temptation to judge them. Remember, you know only your own mind and your own life, there is no space to judge the lives of others. Seek out true compassion.

Wintertafereeltje met Schaatsende Kinderen en een sneeuwpop by D. F. van Heyst via Wiki Media

 

AUTONOMY AND FREEDOM

Saturday, January 13, 2018:

Your best bet this weekend is to spend time alone.

Saturday begins with a heightened awareness of how differently you think from those around you and conflict arises easily. You may feel pessimistic and easily frustrated or aggravated. This is reflected in the early-morning conjunction from Mercury to Saturn.

The day does not get easier from there. At 2:08 PM EST, Venus forms a troubling square aspect to Uranus putting you at odds with your loved ones. We will all need a sense of autonomy and freedom. Taking time for yourself is the smartest choice you can make.

It is unlikely that you and those you love will want to go in the same direction, so go ahead and go your separate ways. Allowing that to be okay and supporting each other in this choice will support each of you. There is no need to explain yourself. We all need time alone.

As Venus sextiles Chiron at 9:51 PM EST, any issues of abandonment that came from the separation are able to be healed. Connect deeply on Saturday night as you will again need time alone on Sunday.

 

RESTLESSNESS AND DISTANCE 

Sunday, January 14, 2018:

If you assume that needing time alone was a one-off for Saturday, you’ll be in for a surprise when the same need shows up on Sunday thanks to a restless, unsettling square between the serious Capricorn Sun and detached eccentric Uranus.

The Moon enters Capricorn at 2:43 PM EST increasing a need for emotional distance. Again, give yourself and others lots of physical and emotional space. This would be a good day to work on individual, innovative projects that require long-term effort.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 3:48 AM EST until she enters Capricorn at 2:43 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

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

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

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather from August 22, 2016 through August 28, 2016

We can expect an interesting week ahead! This week, Mercury and Venus will conjoin Jupiter in Virgo and the Sun will enter Virgo.

Leaf Fall by Evgeniy Stasenko via Wiki Commons

Leaf Fall by Evgeniy Stasenko via Wiki Commons

We must consider the deep meaning of Virgo with so many planets currently residing there. Virgo has a rough reputation and I want to make sure none of you get stuck with that negativity as your understanding of Virgo.

The energy of Virgo (and anyone with a focus in that sign) has the ability to see potential more clearly than others. The criticism that Virgo is so well known for is a result of Virgo seeing what is possible and not accomplishing it as efficiently as one would like. The thing I respect and love the most about Virgo is the fact that whatever it is that Virgo must perfect, within themselves, is done for the service of others. There is nothing selfish in Virgo.

Mars makes contact with both Saturn and Neptune, even as Saturn and Neptune continue their dance which culminates in the third and final square aspect between them which will be exact on September 10th.

Remember that conjunctions are the beginning of a cycle between the two planets involved. This week we have three new such cycles beginning. On Monday, we begin the cycle of expanding our minds, beginning a new study, a new conversation, or a way of viewing the world. This is represented by the conjunction between Mercury and Jupiter.

On Wednesday, we begin a cycle of energizing our struggles and the places we are stuck. This is the cycle between Mars and Saturn, and, on Saturday, we begin a new cycle of expansive love with the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter.

There is both struggle and beauty inherent within this week. Flow with that. Don’t be too hard on yourself or others. Remember, the soft kindness of Virgo is available when we show ourselves kindness and compassion first.

 

SUN ENTERS VIRGO – SETTLING DOWN

Monday, August 22, 2016:

Our minds are sharp as a tack on Monday morning. Consider carefully what you want to focus your attention on. At 5:04 AM EDT, Mercury will conjoin Jupiter planting a seed of expansive visionary thinking and awareness.

Because Mercury is turning retrograde soon (August 30th), this gives us time to implement or refine where we want to focus our new learning or new ways of perceiving the world. Due to the upcoming retrograde, this conjunction will be repeated on September 2nd and October 11th.

At 12:38 PM EDT, the Sun enters Virgo ending the hot season of Leo’s playful expression and bringing us back to earth with the need to get serious as we look forward to the changing season ahead. We are ready for this; ready to slow down, send the kids and ourselves back to school, and begin preparing for the harvest.

The Aries Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 7:47 AM EDT until 5:20 PM EDT when she enters Taurus further settling us into a quieter slower pace. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral, not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

BUILD STABILITY; CREATE BEAUTY

Tuesday, August 23, 2016:

This is a day to relax into. The Taurus Moon allows a deep, reverent calm throughout the day. With a sextile to Neptune at 11:31 AM EDT, we are able to bring imagination and a warm glow to our building stability.

At 6:43 PM EDT, as the Moon trine Pluto, we are empowered to make slow and steady progress to the dream we hold of a stable life of beauty and love.

Put flowers on the table, light candles, and embody the level of romantic beauty (even if you are alone) that makes your own heart sing.

 

DETERMINATION AND PATIENCE

Torso by Misha via Wiki Commons

Torso by Misha via Wiki Commons

Wednesday, August 24, 2016:

Wednesday begins with Mars conjunct Saturn at 7:26 AM EDT. This has been a long time coming and I anticipate a positive manifestation of this combination. A conjunction represents the start of a new cycle and the ending of an old cycle. It is important that we slow down and manage any personal impatience in our lives.

The maturity of Saturn combined with the drive of Mars can place us on a path of determination to accomplish things. We cannot rush. Maintaining focus without hurry is what is required. Some of us will settle in for the long haul, making significant effort that will result in significant rewards. Others will experience frustration as desires seem to be stuck in a pattern that feels too slow. Hold steady, understand that what is most worthwhile in our lives takes time and effort. Settle in.

The slow, Taurus Moon makes lovely aspects to Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter throughout the early part of the day. The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 3:38 PM EDT until she enters Gemini at 7:39 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral, not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact. Find friends and a bit of social fun for the evening

 

NO DECISIONS NEED TO BE MADE

Thursday, August 25, 2016:

Normally, a day with the Moon in chatty Gemini is a light, easy kind of day. Unfortunately, Thursday’s Gemini Moon is involved in stressful considerations with her cohorts.  At 12:30 PM EDT, she opposes Saturn which may leave us feeling overburdened by work and effort, then she opposes Mars at 1:34 PM EDT adding frustration or anger to the mix, when she finally forms a square to confusing Neptune at 2:06 PM EDT.

The whole issue is muddied by simply not knowing which way to turn. It may be important to remind yourself that you do not need to make any decisions today. You may want to simply head to bed early. It is not a bad idea to be well rested for the challenges of Friday.

As in all things remember kindness for yourself and everyone you encounter will smooth the way.

 

FOLLOW YOUR INTUITION TO FIND TRUTH

Friday, August 26, 2016:

Friday comes on the heels of Thursday’s Moon square Neptune where our frustration turned to confusion leaving us ready to sleep early. At 2:56 AM EDT, Mars squares Neptune; this energy has been building and will stay with us for another day. Consider the meaning of these planets and imagine them standing at cross purposes to each other.

Mars represents conscious will, the ability to take action, and determination. Neptune represents imagination and the dissolving of concrete form. You may experience disappointment and frustration due to the lack of clarity about what you really want. You may be suddenly aware that what you thought you wanted does not match your true desires and expectations.

Watch how this plays out in the political arena. We can expect more strange stories and revelations.

The Gemini Moon may feel a bit of disturbance as she locks horns with the planets currently in Virgo. This will pass but you must manage yourself well. Work to NOT say the first thing that comes to mind in any given situation. Watch what you say and do your best to remain detached to the conversations and opinions of others.

 

Collage on Oil Painting by Jean Michel Coulon via Wiki Commons

Collage on Oil Painting by Jean Michel Coulon via Wiki Commons

BEGIN TO GROW IN LOVE

Saturday, August 27, 2016:

We awake Saturday morning to a Cancer Moon, clearly in the mood for connection and love. You may feel sensitive, sentimental, moody, and wistful. Keep close to family and loved ones.

At 6:28 PM EDT, Venus and Jupiter come together at 27° Virgo. This begins a cycle of growth and expansion of love and our personal values. Our hearts and all that we value seem to grow, expanding to engulf the world.

Show love in all that you do and witness the love reflected in those around you. Offer a simple genuine smile to someone on the street, the young person checking you out at the grocery store, or pouring your coffee at the café. Wherever you encounter anyone in a service job pour love in their direction and accept love in return.

Make it simple and uncomplicated; give and receive abundance; it is easier than you may think.

 

SIMPLICITY AND LOVING KINDNESS

Sunday, August 28, 2016:

The Moon continues her path through the nurturing waters of Cancer on Sunday. During the afternoon hours, she will encounter serious snags as she opposes Pluto at 1:38 PM EDT and squares Uranus at 5:42 PM EDT. We are reminded again of the profound change that has occurred in every area of our lives and the world. However, we are not out of the woods yet.

Allow worry and concern to flow pass without engaging. These are simple transits of the Moon and will pass harmlessly unless we engage them with stress or anxiety. Time alone is valuable for contemplation and healing. Set intentions of loving kindness and give yourself and others the benefit of the doubt in all things. Keep complications at bay to allow the day to unfold without stress or agitation.

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: October 19, 2015 through October 25, 2015

Heading Home by Laurie Farrington

Heading Home by Laurie Farrington

Contemplation for the week:
“We don’t need more money, we don’t need greater success or fame, we don’t need the perfect body or even the perfect mate right now, at this very moment, we have a mind, which is all the basic equipment needed to achieve complete happiness.”
~ Dalai Lama

This certainly looks like an interesting week ahead!

Monday looks relatively uneventful although it should be a great day for ambitious accomplishment.

Tuesday brings the stress of the First-Quarter Moon as you become aware of the need to take a particular action to prepare for the future. The action necessary may be within the context of a relationship, an idea, a material possession, or something else altogether.

Mercury moves into full action on Thursday as it forms a square to Pluto and (of course) by the end of the week it will also oppose Uranus. As the impact of these aspects last for several days, these two may be working together to bring your attention, once again, back to the intense transformative days of the square between Uranus and Pluto.

Even though the square between Uranus and Pluto had its final hit in mid-March, we are still in a very active phase of assimilating and understanding the true depth of its impact on your individual life and in the larger human community.

Venus comes into play later in the week as she makes a beautiful, powerful, free flowing trine to Pluto on Friday and then joins forces with Jupiter on Sunday. This is a powerful week of empowering and expanding your values, love relationship, and money and resources! Remember, the flow of money may be going out as likely as coming in; be aware and conscious of which direction your money is moving.

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FOCUS ON AMBITION

Monday, October 19, 2015:

Our weekend, now behind us, has left in its wake a great deal of forward moving energy. Monday is the perfect day to put that energy to good use.

With the Capricorn Moon making many aspects throughout the day, there is much activity. Put your shoulder to the grindstone, as they say, and you can accomplish more in this day than in many weeks.

With the Moon in Capricorn, your work is likely to be solitary work. This is not a day for corroboration or for working on projects you hope to receive accolades on.

This is a day when you work for your own applause. Consider the Mountain Goat that represents Capricorn. He works alone with focus, ambition, and integrity. He is not in a hurry; he has no concerns with what others think. It is all about what must be done by the end of the day. Follow his lead.

“We all make choices, but in the end our choices make us.” ~ Andrew Ryan

 

WHAT ACTION WILL YOU TAKE?

Tuesday, October 20, 2015:

Tuesday begins with our minds still on the work we accomplished on Monday. Begin the day with a grounding meditation in order to continue on that project.

By late afternoon, you may experience some frustration with your progress. At that point, it is time to give yourself a break.

Consider what you began, what seeds you planted, or what intentions you made at the New Moon on October 12th. A specific action is required bring that intention to life. Consider the seed you planted at the New Moon; now it is time to water that seed with a specific action and the vision of its full growth in mind.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* between 4:32 PM EDT and 9:38 PM EDT when the Moon enters Aquarius. Enjoy a low-key evening without high expectations on yourself or others.

“Things do not change, we change.” ~Henry David Thoreau

 

EXPLORE IDEAS

Wednesday, October 21, 2015:

Contemplate Stillness by Laurie Farrington

Contemplate Stillness by Laurie Farrington

You may notice, on Wednesday, that your interest in solitary work has passed. Now, your mind turns to those who can help you and those you can help with some of the lessons you have recently learned. This is a day of corroboration and action taken with a humanitarian focus in mind.

The Aquarius Moon forms pleasant aspects to both Saturn and Mercury on Wednesday. Your emotional nature feel supported and stabilized; from that place of support you are able to express your ideas effectively.

Thursday brings powerful intensification that you will begin feeling on Wednesday.

It is important to consider, as you express your thoughts and ideas, that this is a time of sharing those ideas in order to receive input. You may feel a deep shift happening on, deep within your opinions.

Do not hold hard lines within your thinking. Allow space to change your mind. Enjoy the process of exploring your thoughts and ideas with others.

“Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty?” ~ Paul Gauguin

 

EXPLORE THE DEEP MIND

Thursday, October 22, 2015:

Now, we enter the more intense part of this week. The Moon remains in Aquarius as we are reminded of the plight of humanity. How do you make a contribution to the suffering of humankind? This is an excellent question to ask yourself. How blessed is your life and how are you being of service to others?

The significant aspect of Thursday is traditionally considered to be very negative. Mercury square Pluto is thought of as a time when you may be suspicious of or mistrust others.

I tend to put a more positive spin on most of astrology, as I believe that it is often up to us to determine how we experience these daily aspects and cycles.

Yes, you may notice your mind seeking negativity under this influence. You may also notice that your mind wants to dig very deeply and uncover what is hidden in the dark quiet spot within.

If you notice yourself being suspicious or negative, pay attention to what is hidden beneath that negativity. Depth holds great beauty if we can look beneath the muck. Think of compost.

An excellent use of this day would be to spend time in silent meditation, exploring the power within the depths of your mind. It would also be very powerful to pick up pen and paper to explore the depths of your mind through writing.

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” ~ Ambrose Redmoon

Bridge to Light by Laurie Farrington

Bridge to Light by Laurie Farrington

 

SUN ENTERS SCORPIO: A DAY OF POWER

Friday, October 23, 2015:

Early Friday afternoon, the Sun leaves Libra behind to enter Scorpio at 1:46 PM EDT. Have you noticed a deep quietness that settles upon you at this time of year? We each tend to go inward; we go deep, we feel the intensity and understand the reality of our own mortality. That is the energy that Scorpio brings.

Here, in the Northern Hemisphere, the days have become very short. We wake up in the morning and it is dark, we come home after work in the dark. The leaves are off the trees and we see images of death and dying all around us. Your mind and heart plunge to the deepest core.

In our culture, this is the time of Halloween; a time when everyone seems to enjoy a sense of what is frightening and hidden. This is a time to contemplate death, darkness, and what is hidden beneath the surface.

It is always worth exploring the darker corners of your mind. There is great wisdom and rich gifts hidden there.

The Moon entered Pisces in the early hours of the morning bringing a bit of softness and an opening to your imagination.
Friday also brings a trine aspect between Venus and Pluto. Anytime there is a trine aspect between two planets, it brings the energies together in a powerful free flow of positive energy. Venus represents our values, our love relationships, and our finances. In a positive encounter, Pluto brings empowerment and transcendence. Consider your values and love relationships being infused with deep empowerment and transcendence.

Friday will bring a powerful day indeed. Connect with a loved one or with your own empowerment. Make good use of this day within the context of a sexual relationship or in deep personal work. It’s a great night for ritual trance work or simply take yourself out dancing!

“Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit.” ~ William Penn

 

SENSITIVITY AND IMAGINATION

Saturday, October 24, 2015:

Saturday is a day of assimilating the high intensity of Friday.

The Moon is in Pisces all day, enabling you to utilize and work with your imagination and your deepest sensitivities. This is a day to expand your beliefs and look for areas to put those beliefs into practical use.

Your imagination is activated in service to your values. The actual work of the service will come later; this is simply a time to seek the pathway. The path forward may seem vague or allusive. Clarity will come later.

Work with yourself exactly where you are. If the path forward feels surreal, intangible, or inspired, you are on the right path.

“The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.”~ Niels Bohr

 

REFINED BEAUTY; UNCONVENTIONAL THOUGHTS

Sunday, October 25, 2015:

Following the dreamy day we had on Saturday, Sunday brings a day of action. The Moon is in Aries, providing the energy to get done what that didn’t get done on Saturday.

Venus conjunct Jupiter at 4:03 PM EDT, begins a cycle of optimistically expanding love and beauty in your life. The values that are being expanded are of a refined elegance.

Think about the values of discrimination, efficiency, humility, and kindness. There is nothing showy here, no hot passion or intensity. Expand with the love of service and kindness to others.

If your birthday is between September 4 – 10th, December 4 – 10th, March 1 – 7th, or June 2 – 8th, this will be particularly significant in your life.

At 6:59 PM EDT, Mercury opposes Uranus. Expect progressive conversations, anticipate unconventional changes in your thinking, and consider innovative ways to view the world.

Open your mind to thoughts, ideas, and topics of study that will open and expand your philosophical understanding and bring adventure and wisdom to your life.

The weekend ends on a powerful note as we reach ever closer to the Full Moon next Tuesday.

“Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time, to figure out whether you like it or not.” ~ Virgil Garnett Thomson

Vermont Farm by Laurie Farrington

Vermont Farm by Laurie Farrington

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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, October 20, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Capricorn) following a square to the Sun at 4:32 PM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 9:38 PM EDT.

Friday, October 23, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Aquarius) following a trine to the Sun at 12:22 AM EDT until she enters Pisces at 1:17 AM EDT.

Saturday, October 24, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Pisces) following an opposition to Mars at 7:18 AM EDT until she enters Aries on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 2:22 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: June 29, 2015 through July 5, 2015

World at a Glace by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

World at a Glace by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

On to the dailies!

 

 

MOVE TOWARD EXCITEMENT AND CHANGE

Monday, June 29, 2015:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

HAVE DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS

Tuesday, June 30, 2015:

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

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

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

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

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

 

Horace Weby by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

Horace Weby by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

FULL MOON: CELEBRATE LOVE, HOPE, VISION

Wednesday, July 1, 2015:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

OPEN YOUR MIND

Thursday, July 2, 2015:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

SPEAK YOUR TRUTH

Friday, July 3 , 2015:

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

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

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

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

 

Sun shot at the Lake by Cassafrass Love

Sun shot at the Lake by Cassafrass Love

CELEBRATE LIFE

Saturday, July 4, 2015:

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

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

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

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

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

 

ENJOY AND ALLOW

Sunday, July 5, 2015:

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

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

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

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

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

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This week: The VOC* Moon!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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