Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: February 19, 2018 through February 25, 2018

“We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.” Carl Jung

 

Woman in Blue Dress by Jozef Rippl Ronai via Wiki Media

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BEGIN A DREAM JOURNAL

Monday, February 19, 2018:

In this highly sensitive, Piscean season, the Moon in Aries isn’t quite certain how to behave. Normally, Aries simply moves ahead with determination and a ‘take no prisoners’ attitude. However, with so many planets in Pisces, even he has to concede to slowing down a bit.

Luckily, Mars in Sagittarius lends a hand and at 10:18 AM EST, with a trine aspect between the Moon and Mars. Once that occurs, you’ll have more than enough energy and strength to move ahead. Take advantage of this opportunity, push forward to develop something deeply internal and highly spiritual.

By evening, with a square from the Moon to Pluto, pay attention to any interpersonal power struggles. Breathe fully, hold your line of integrity solid, but otherwise, avoid engagement in difficult relationship dynamics. The stress will pass, if you simply move aside and allow anger and power play to slide off your back.

With such a pile-up of planets in Pisces, this is an excellent time to begin a dream journal, a meditation practice or make a new connection with poetry, deep spirituality, or a soft, sensitive connection with the natural world. Allow and invite intense compassionate love to flow through you.

 

 

A LOVELY EVENING FOR CONNECTION

Tuesday, February 20, 2018:

Tuesday morning begins with some stress and anxiety as the assertive Aries Moon joins with defiant Uranus. This potentially aggressive energy is not welcome in the highly emotional environment we are currently involved in.

Don’t allow frustration to push you into conversations or responses that you know will not serve anyone involved. Allow any morning aggravation to roll off your shoulders, knowing that the afternoon will bring calm.

At 2:12 PM EST, the Moon enters patient, level-headed Taurus. Taurus plays very well with Pisces and with four planets (Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Neptune) and Chiron in Pisces, this makes for a happy evening.

At 6:17 PM EST, the Moon forms a lovely sextile aspect to the Sun. This aspect gives the opportunity for a lovely evening of deep compassion, connection, and love. On a more practical note, this is a lovely evening for cooking a beautiful meal, lighting candles, or giving a massage.

The Aries Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 6:11 AM EST until she enters Taurus at 2:12 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.

 

 

A LOVELY MOMENT IN TIME

Wednesday, February 21, 2018:

As the Moon continues her path through steadfast Taurus, she brings delight to the group of planets (Sun, Mercury, Venus, Neptune, and Chiron) moving through poetic, dreamy Pisces.

Woman in Pink Dress and Black Collar by Jozsef Rippl Ronai via Wiki Media

In the midst of the day’s pleasure, Venus joins with Neptune, this conjunction begins a new cycle of transcendent beauty and love. This is a highly romantic connection. Your heart is open to deep levels of sensitivity and unconditional love. Be aware, however, that this combination also suggests that clear vision is not necessarily possible. You may indeed be wearing rose colored glasses that prevent you from seeing reality.

Happily, at 2:23 PM EST, Mercury wakes you from an unrealistic dream by forming a sextile aspect to Saturn. This sets your feet on the solid earth and you are able to see the long term potentials of whatever or whoever is sweeping your heart away.

The evening provides a good mix of reality and fantasy based levels of romance and love. Embrace this lovely moment in time.

 

 

 

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SLOW DAY – MENTALLY ACTIVE EVENING 

Thursday, February 22, 2018:

Thursday morning continues with the same lovely energies that were activated on Wednesday. The Moon continues through sensual, dependable Taurus without encountering any major bumps along the way. Don’t get too comfortable as the steadfast energy of Taurus ends on Thursday evening.

At 7:08 PM EST, the Moon leaves earthy Taurus behind to enter versatile, restless Gemini. With the Moon in Gemini, you will want to spend the evening talking, thinking, and making active mental connections. It may be a challenge to slow your mind down enough to get to sleep Thursday night. Your mind will want to keep moving, exploring, and gathering information. Watch documentaries. Gather information about things you know nothing about. Give yourself time to slow down for sleep.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 6:46 AM EST until she enters Gemini at 7:08 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.

 

 

ALLOW DISCOMFORT AND MOVE AHEAD

Friday, February 23, 2018:

The First Quarter Moon (in restless Gemini) occurs as the day begins, suggesting that you look back at the seed you planted at the New Moon last week. Consider what action you need to take to move the process you began forward.

The Moon in chatty Gemini is at odds with the depth and emotional sensitivity of the Pisces Sun. Throughout the day, the Moon forms a challenging square aspect to the Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Neptune. You may feel uncomfortable, conflicted, and confused. Don’t take any of that discomfort too seriously. It will pass if you let it.

There is no point in trying to go deeply into intense study or research but you will be able to get a lot accomplished if you focus on catching up on any errands and emails that you have been putting off. Don’t be hard on yourself. Allow life to be exactly what it is in this moment.

Evening at Balaton by Jozsef Rippl Ronai via Wiki Media

 

A LIGHT-HEARTED DAY

Saturday, February 24, 2018:

The confusion and discomfort of Friday will not follow you into Saturday. That is the good news!

Plan a day of conversations, curiosity, and time spent with light-hearted friends. This is not a day for heavy conversations but for light banter and fun. Get curious about the world around you and explore ideas and simple activities. Get together with friends to play board games. Don’t take yourself too seriously.

At 10:06 PM EST, the Moon enters inward, intuitive Cancer. You will feel yourself and those around you slow down. Sunday will be a very different day as you will be more interested in sentimental nostalgia and time with family and familial loved ones.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:58 PM EST until she enters Cancer at 10:06 PM PST 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.

 

 

PUSH THE PAUSE BUTTON

Sunday, February 25, 2018:

You may wake on Sunday with feelings of discontent as an unsettling square aspect is formed from Venus to Mars at 7:01 AM EST. This puts your desire to take action in conflict with your deeply held values. This challenge may manifest within the dynamics of your closest relationships.

Just as you are grappling with this interpersonal discomfort, Mercury joins with Neptune, suggesting the need to slow down and allow your instincts to direct the course of action. I would suggest that you SLOW DOWN, seek balance, and don’t assume anyone has the correct answer to any dilemma that shows up. Go ahead and push ‘pause’.

At 12:45 PM EST, the Sun forms a lovely sextile aspect to Saturn, settling down the anxiety and difficulties of the morning. This presents you with an opportunity to build and stabilize a solid structure to stand on.

The Moon continues through Cancer throughout the day, pay attention to your deep need for comfort and to those who need your nurturing attention. Approach all interpersonal dynamics with kindness and support.

 

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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.

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Grandma's Rearing by Oscar Pereira da Silva via Wiki Commons

Grandma’s Rearing by Oscar Pereira da Silva via Wiki Commons

 

 

A BIT VAGUE AND A LITTLE EDGY

Monday, January 9, 2017:

You may begin the week feeling as though your head in the clouds as the Gemini Moon forms a square aspect with Neptune, the planet of bewilderment and confusion. It is best not to make firm decisions. Your mind may feel very busy but I wouldn’t trust its accuracy.

Allow yourself to be forgetful and vague; better yet, you can use this as an opportunity to focus your attention on poetry and music.

This evening watch your tongue and don’t take it personally if others are a bit cranky and out of sorts. The Gemini Moon forms a square aspect to Mars at 7:39 PM EST. Physical exercise may help move this energy or if you trust yourself and the other person involved, go ahead and engage in edgy, friendly banter. Make sure the friendly side stays firmly in mind. There is much to be said, watch the edge in your voice and make sure you are not misunderstood.

 

 

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

Tuesday, January 10, 2017:

Tuesday sets the tone for the rest of the week. Anticipate feeling the need to reach for personal and possibly collective freedom. If you are restricted or restrained in some area of your life, you may now lose your ability to contain the demand for complete and utter change.

This is a highly revolutionary impulse. Look for breakthroughs and breakdowns. If you notice things falling apart, don’t try to control or pull them together again. Reach to the future; discover what can be created out of the remnants of what is left after the lightning strikes.

By looking at the cycle between the Sun and Uranus, we are brought back to early April of 2016. What began (what seed did you plant) at that time that was unusual or surprising to you on a personal level? By mid-October, it was crystal clear what that seed had grown into.

Now, it is time to show the truth to others and prepare for the next cycle to begin in mid-April, 2017. Allow yourself to see the future.

After a brief VOC*, the Moon enters Cancer at 5:40 PM EST. Regardless of the shakeup that may have occurred during the day, the evening is best spent quietly at home engaging in bonding behaviors with your loved ones; at the very least, cuddle with your cat. 😉

The Gemini Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 4:39 PM EST until she enters Cancer at 5:48 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

 

Nostalgia by Jose Ferraz de Almedia Junior via Wiki Commons

Nostalgia by Jose Ferraz de Almedia Junior via Wiki Commons

POWER AND EXPANSION

Wednesday, January 11, 2017:

Wednesday morning may bring complications. At 2:14 AM EST, Mars, the planet of assertiveness and aggression, forms a sextile aspect to Pluto, the planet of destruction or empowerment.

This offers an opportunity to consider, with curiosity, issues regarding your use of power in situations where you are viewed as a mystic or an authority. The cycle of Mars and Pluto is one of great power or, possibly, great destruction.  Here, we have the power of direct action engaging with the power of transformation.

In October of 2016, (notice how that span of time also came up in Tuesday’s report, these situations are no doubt connected), these two came together planting a seed of determination in creating the powerful life that calls you fourth. Your explorations in this regard will lead you to take appropriate action in late February of 2017.

The Cancer Moon brings a mixed bag of emotional ups and downs throughout the day. At 11:42 PM EST, the Sun squares joyful, expansive Jupiter asking you to question where you see your life expanding. Consider where you felt optimistic or even enthusiastic in late September 2016. It is time now to push forward, finding new directions to enlarge that optimism for the future.

 

 

CANCER FULL MOON; ENGAGE LOVE

Thursday, January 12, 2017:

The nurturing Cancer Moon reaches the Full phase of her cycle at 6:34 AM EST. This is a very powerful Full Moon as she is positioned in a Full Grand Cross (a highly active and potentially stressful configuration) with Pluto, Uranus, and Jupiter.

Move mindfully through this day. Patience and kindness are required. This is not a day for rash decisions or impulsive actions.

Use the intensity of this powerful day with caution, cooperation, and deliberate thought. This is not a day to take any situations or circumstances lightly.

At 9:03 AM EST, Mercury, the planet that represents the way we think and perceive the world, leaves Sagittarius behind to enter Capricorn where he will remain until February 7th. During this time, you will be able to base your plans and decisions on a more practical understanding of your options.

It is probably best not to trust this practicality for another day or two as a conjunction between lovely Venus and delusional Neptune occurs at 4:53 PM EST. It is difficult to be practical when the heart is fully engaged in deep sensitivity and compassion.

At 7:08 PM EST, the Moon enters demonstrative Leo allowing playful energy to emerge. Worked with properly, you can enjoy an evening of playful sensitivity and engagement.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 6:34 AM EST until she enters Leo at 7:08 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

 

REST – PLAY

Friday, January 13, 2017:

Friday offers a lovely day of rest and play. There are absolutely no major aspects to any planets, even the Leo Moon travels lazily through the heavens on Friday.

During a day with no aspects, the only thing you must consider is the energy the Moon provides. With the Moon in delightful and flashy Leo, you are given permission to express yourself authentically and appreciate others. This is a date to show up and allow yourself to be admired, even as you admire the authentic expression of those you encounter. We all want appreciation and recognition. For Friday, seek opportunities to offer that to others and to accept it for yourself.

Enjoy a lovely night. This is a great evening to go into the world to engage in dramatic and creative activities. Go to the theater, go out dancing, join with friends in any and all playful activities. Release stress through play.

 

Perusal by Jose Ferraz de Almeida Junior via Wiki Commons

Perusal by Jose Ferraz de Almeida Junior via Wiki Commons

PLAY – REST

Saturday, January 14, 2017:

Saturday offers you a morning with more delightful energy for connections and playful interactions. Get up early and go out for brunch with friends. The delightful Leo Moon makes lovely aspects with exciting Uranus, expansive Jupiter, and stabilizing Saturn throughout the morning. Following her positive contact with mature Saturn at 10:17 AM EST, the generous Leo Moon is VOC* until she enters Virgo at 10:53 PM EST.

This is not a great day to go shopping, accomplish projects, or make plans. It is best utilized for rest and laid back, easy socializing.

The Leo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 10:17 AM EST until she enters for go at 10:53 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

 

ACCOMPLISHMENT TURNS TO FLOW

Sunday, January 15, 2017:

On Sunday, you can expect to wake to a day that initially feels practical and grounded. You sense that you can accomplish a great deal of efficient tasks and projects. Don’t delay! Get started on those tasks and projects as early as possible.

At 5:08 PM EST, when the detail oriented Virgo Moon opposes elusive Neptune all practicality goes out the window as you are faced with confusion and vague discomfort. Don’t fight against it, allow yourself to go with the flow. Confusion can become inspirational whimsy. Vague discomfort can be transformed into empathy and sensitivity.

At 10:58 PM EST, the Moon opposes lovely Venus in Pisces allowing you to rest into beauty, sensitivity, and love. If you’re with a partner, engage in your favorite bonding behaviors. If you are alone, draw yourself a bubble bath and allow yourself to enter a space of transcendence and gentle beauty.

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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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