Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: September 11, 2017 through September 17, 2017

 

“We use astrology most constructively and creatively when we gain from it a sense of what is possible for us at the highest levels of our potentialities. Seeing that, the challenges is then to keep our eyes open to life itself, to be able to respond appropriately when some event or change of circumstances…”

~ Dane Rudhyar, Astrological Aspects – A Process Oriented Approach

 

“So it comes to pass that, when we pursue an inquiry beyond a certain depth, we step out of the field of psychological categories and enter this sphere of the ultimate mysteries of life. The floorboards of the soul, to which we try to penetrate, fan open and reveal the starry firmament.”
~ Bruno Schulz

Frontispiece to The Song of Los by William Blake via Wiki Commons

 

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ACTIVITY AMPS UP

Monday, September 11, 2017:

Monday morning should start out slow and easy. The Moon is in Taurus supporting earthy relaxation and deliberate stability. Don’t try to get a lot accomplished as the VOC* Moon is not interested in achievement.

At 3:29 PM EDT, you can expect your mind to speed-up with activity as the Moon makes her way into talkative and curious Gemini.

This will be a great evening to enlist active study, writing, or speaking. The Moon develops harsh challenging aspects to both mental Mercury and assertive Mars, pressuring you to take action on your thoughts, words, and ideas. Pay attention and be aware of how others hear you, express your passion but do try to keep aggression out of your tone and manner.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) on Monday until she enters Gemini at 3:29 PM EDT. 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.

 

STABLE LOVE & VALUES

Tuesday, September 12, 2017:

In consideration of Tuesday’s trine aspect formed from graceful Venus to deliberate thoughtful Saturn at 8:49 PM EDT, you will want to look back at the entire cycle between these two planets.

The cycle between Venus and Saturn is a cycle of bringing stability to your deepest values. At the start of each planetary cycle, we plant a seed or in some manner begin a new process. This may have been a time when you began a serious relationship or started a new phase in an existing one. Perhaps, you began to handle your finances in a more mature fashion and you got serious about making money, establishing wealth, or creating something of material substance.

Examine the seed you planted when the cycle began at the conjunction between Venus and Saturn in late October of 2016. At the end of July of 2017, you were able to see how far the cycle had developed at its full expression. Now, you get the benefit of the work you have done on this issue. The relationship is going well or the finances have improved.

You may even be able to help others who face similar challenges to their most personal values of love or money. Maturity and hard work support the stabilization of those values. Over the coming months, you will begin preparation for a new cycle of deepening those serious values.

The Moon is in curious Gemini throughout the day encouraging friendly, talkative encounters with a diverse range of folks.

 

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STRUGGLE LEADS TO MATURE GROWTH

Wednesday, September 13, 2017:

Wednesday’s Gemini Moon is extremely active in the early hours of the morning when you will likely be sleeping, anticipate strong dream activity.

At 2:24 AM EDT, we reach the Third Quarter Moon phase. This is a release point following the Full Solar Eclipse of August 21st. Think back to that day and consider what shifts need to be made to prepare for a step forward at the coming New Moon on September 20th.

Once you get up and are going into the day, there’s a lovely trine aspect from the talkative Gemini Moon to Jupiter in relationship- oriented Libra. This is a time when conversations with a loved one can be expansive, optimistic, and result in positive connection.

When the Moon then sextiles Uranus at 2:35 PM EDT, all bets are off, excitement may bring a surprise or something unexpected.

Wednesday evening, the energy changes dramatically at 6:13 PM EDT, when the Moon leaves chatty Gemini behind to enter protective, nourishing Cancer. Cancer brings our attention to domestic issues, love, and kindness.

However, we are building to a difficult square aspect being formed from the critical Virgo Sun to Saturn in Sagittarius (exact at 10:58 PM EDT). This brings with it a sense of difficulty, responsibilities, and the heavy hand of reality. The stress of this aspect is with us through most of Wednesday and will maintain through much of Thursday.

Consider a difficult choice or something stressful that began early in December 2016. It may feel hard but this is the time to begin the process of untangling the issues surrounding that time.

You may feel restricted, restrained and in some way held back by others. Please relax into it, and try to find the lesson. Saturn brings significant growth as we take responsibility for ourselves and the steps we take forward.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:35 PM EDT until she enters Cancer at 6:13 PM EDT. 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.

 

LOVE – THE MEANING OF FAMILY

Thursday, September 14, 2017:

I hope you enjoy exciting and hopeful dreams before you wake. Then turn your attention to anticipation and encouragement regarding your domestic and deeply emotional connections and relationships.

At 3:31 PM EDT, with the Moon trine devotional Neptune, your heart and mind may turn in the direction of romance or simple flights of fancy. Immerse yourself in the development of your deep understanding of what family means to you. Family can mean so many things to each of us. A quote I like from Jim Butcher, “When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by your without flinching – they are your family.” These are the connections to remain committed to over time. Folks who keep you close through thick and thin, who you know you can share your vulnerabilities with, bring them closer now, let them know you are by their side as well. Accepting deep love from others sustains your ability to move forward and continue passing love onto others.

When the Moon is in Cancer, our hearts feel tender and our sensitivity can sometimes be a challenge. Allow your vulnerabilities to show, give, and receive love and kindness.

 

EXPAND LOVE

Friday, September 15, 2017:

Friday brings another day of deep sensitivity as the Moon continues moving through intuitive, tender Cancer.

At 3:43 PM EDT, Venus, the planet of love, beauty and resources forms a lovely sextile aspect to Jupiter, the planet of expansion and optimism. Take time to become aware of what you have created in terms of love, value, beauty, or finances since late August 2016. This is the waning sextile, a time to begin preparation for a new cycle of expanding love that will begin in November. For now, prepare to release the cycle that began in late August 2016. Each new cycle builds on the previous one.

Pay attention to any opportunities you encounter to express your appreciation for how others have nourished your life.

At 9:09 PM EDT, the Moon leaves Cancer behind to enter dramatically inclined Leo. Saturday will feel far less sensitive and will be more playful and fun. 🙂

The Cancer Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:23 PM EDT until she enters Leo at 9:09 PM EDT. 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 at Harvest by William Aldophe Bouguereau via Wiki Commons

 

PUT YOUR CARDS ON THE TABLE

Saturday, September 16, 2017:

I love to see a weekend with a playful Leo Moon. It is true that I am a bit biased in this regard! It is also true that weekends are generally a time we want to have fun and express ourselves with generosity and largesse. The Leo Moon helps create this energy with encouragement. It is also true that we each need to make sure our motivations are clear, that our generosity does not have a core of selfishness with this Moon placement.

At 3:01 PM EDT, mental Mercury, finally direct, joins with aggressive Mars for the final of three conjunctions, this time in Virgo. Finally, say what must be said, with renewed clarity and deep kindness. Get ready to move on with new ideas and new ways to implement those ideas. Virgo offers the ability to see the potential of a situation and do the detailed work to reach that potential for the good of all. Put your cards on the table.

 

COLOR THE DAY WITH PLEASURE

Sunday, September 17, 2017:

Sunday brings delightful aspects to the exuberant Leo Moon. The day begins with a flowing trine to Saturn at 10:18 AM EDT, you should feel steady and in control of the direction you want to take the day, you are ready to move forward but not in a hurry.

The Moon has an exciting sextile to Jupiter at 4:36 PM EDT which supports the expansion of your heart and generosity. At 8:34 PM EDT, with a conjunction to lovely Venus, your heart feels full, creative, loyal, and dynamic. At 8:55 PM EDT, with a trine to Uranus, you may receive news that surprises you or you may express something unexpected to others.

Your heart is so open throughout this day. Enjoy. There is hopefulness and joy available for the taking. These are all Moon transits so be sure to incorporate them as they come along, they will not last but will color the day with pleasure.

 

 

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

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

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: October 24, 2016 through October 30, 2016

serenata-by-giovannia-boldini-via-wiki-commons“Hard times build determination and inner strength. Through them, we can also come to appreciate the uselessness of anger. Instead of getting angry, nurture a deep caring and respect for troublemakers because by creating such trying circumstances they provide us with invaluable opportunities to practice tolerance and patience.” ― Dalai Lama

What a wonderful quote. Finding gratitude in our hearts for those who are challenging to us may not be easy, but the benefits will resonate with your soul through lifetimes. It is like I said last week on Facebook: “Say what needs to be said and turn back to Love”. Speak truth while holding love as the baseline… no matter.

 

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ANTICIPATION AND REVELATIONS

Monday, October 24, 2016:

Monday begins with a brilliant trine between the extroverted Leo Moon and unconventional Uranus. We start the day with unexpected excitement and anticipation. Unusual and innovative ideas hover around us, waiting for us to pay attention. Follow your curiosity, especially if it is leading in directions that make your heart beat a little faster.

At 4:46 PM EDT, Mercury, the planet of intellect and perception, leaves Libra behind to enter the deep, intense waters of Scorpio. Mercury is moving quickly and will only remain in Scorpio until November 12th. This is a good time to dig deeply and investigate what has been hidden from view. Your focus may be intense, very private, and highly perceptive.

Pay attention to unusual, and potentially dark revelations.

At 11:16 PM EDT, the Moon enters efficient, industrious Virgo after being VOC* all day.

The Leo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:21 AM EDT until she enters Virgo at 11:16 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.

 

A LIGHT TOUCH

Tuesday, October 25, 2016:

Normally, the industrious Virgo Moon brings practical hard-working energy to the table.

However, on Tuesday practicality and productivity may be distracted by confusion, misplaced imagination, or even delusions.  At 9:54 PM EDT, Venus, the planet that supports our love relationships and finances, opposes Neptune, the planet that can dissolve what is real in order to develop compassion and inspiration.

You may feel love and romance in the air, but check how much substance is behind it. If you began a love relationship (or some other significant dream) in late March 2016, look at what has developed from it. Money and love can slip through your fingers at a time like this as Neptune dissolves what we hoped would develop into something solid and real. The most significant connections now will be of a spiritual nature. Allow inspiration and allow life to not make clear sense. Hold love with a light touch.

On Wednesday, when the Moon squares Saturn, your feet will land once again on the Earth and you will be ready to face reality.

 

KINDNESS CAN CHANGE THE WORLD

Wednesday, October 26, 2016:

Peaceful Days, 1875, by Giovanni Boldini Oil on canvas, 14 1/4 x 10 3/4 in. (36.2 x 27.4 cm) Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts (photo by Michael Agee)

Peaceful Days, 1875, by Giovanni Boldini
Oil on canvas, 14 1/4 x 10 3/4 in. (36.2 x 27.4 cm)
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts (photo by Michael Agee)

Wednesday brings clarity after Tuesday’s confusion. You will have the ability to use the practical Virgo Moon for productivity and efficiency without distraction.

Venus, the planet that represents your dearest values of love and resources, forms a sextile aspect to Jupiter, the planet of expansion and good fortune.  Yes, Venus is still engaged with the fantasies of Neptune (from Tuesday’s transit) so you will need to keep your eyes open and awareness fully engaged.

However, opportunities presented now are significant. Do not rush into anything but do not walk away.

Is there a connection to something of beauty that began in the last week of August? Whatever is offered now will require an important step forward during the last week of November.

Bring this energy of expansive love out into the world in any way you are able. Get creative! Take simple actions to show love everywhere you go. Bring coffee to the homeless person on the street. Offer a simple smile to the lonely. Consider how many folks are alone, how many folks long to be seen and acknowledged in even the smallest way. You can make a big difference in the world with your attention and kindness. How many people can you show kindness to on this one day?

The Virgo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:33 PM EDT until she enters Libra on Thursday morning at 9:51 AM EDT.

Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

SEEK TRUE ACCEPTANCE

Thursday, October 27, 2016:

The sensitive Moon enters social Libra at 9:51 AM EDT on Thursday morning. The Moon in diplomatic Libra encourages us to engage in cooperation, to create harmonious social situations, and to engage in acts of love and beauty. It may not be easy to make clear decisions, as you are likely to see both sides of each situation you encounter.

Given the choice, seek out and create charm, grace, and beauty.

At 12:16 PM EDT, when communicative Mercury conjoins the mysterious Scorpio Sun, you may need to set aside some of that charm in order to be clear and honest in your communications. Do not be too attached to your own opinions; listen to what others have to say.  Really listen; listen in order to understand the fundamental differences between you.

Share your understanding without trying to make others think as you think. Share in order to better understand each other regardless of how different your views. A commitment to true diversity is not always easy. We really do see the world through different filters. Seek true acceptance.

The Moon is VOC* on Thursday morning until she enters Libra at 9:51 AM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

REMOVE EXPECTATIONS; SET ASSUMPTIONS ASIDE

Friday, October 28, 2016:

Friday begins with the graceful Libra Moon making direct contact with philosophical Jupiter, expanding your belief and generosity in your intimate partnerships or increasing your enthusiasm in the beauty you bring to the world.  The receptive Moon is also in sweet contact with both Venus and Saturn, offering you the opportunity to enrich and stabilize your closest loving partnerships through diplomacy, romance, or aesthetics.

When the Moon squares Pluto at 4:11 PM EDT, you may temporality lose your balance and encounter unwanted power dynamics.  Don’t engage too directly; allow issues of fear and control to pass over without feeling that you need to jump on any bandwagon.

As the day comes to a close, the square from Mars to Uranus (exact shortly after midnight Friday night – this energy will be prominent on Friday and Saturday) will dominate the evening.  Aggressive Mars square unpredictable Uranus can be angry, impatient, and dangerously assertive.

Keep a clear eye, over the weekend, on what is happening on the world stage as well as how you are managing to keep your own equilibrium solid.  Spend time in meditation; do your very best to develop a wider perspective on the world and a grander view of what is possible. What can you develop in partnerships and love if you remove expectations and set assumptions aside. Make the effort to simply discover, understand, and learn to express your own needs and desires.

Serenata by Giovannia Boldini via Wiki Commons

Serenata by Giovannia Boldini via Wiki Commons

 

STABILIZE LOVE & PERSONAL VALUES

Saturday, October 29, 2016:

Saturday we are presented with a powerful day as we continue working with the erratic energy of dynamic Mars square unconventional Uranus (this aspect was exact shortly after midnight).

The Libra Moon is VOC* for the majority of the day enabling some of the challenges that seem significant in the moment to ultimately pass without result.

At 8:44 PM EDT, pleasure seeking Venus conjunct responsible, stern Saturn may well leave you feeling lonely and unappreciated. However, think of this transit as the beginning of a cycle of stabilizing your most personal values, love, sensuality, and resources. Spend time on Saturday determining what beauty and love you want to bring into the world over the coming year. Plant a seed (as you do at a New Moon) that will have the opportunity to grow into mature love and beauty that will sustain itself over the course of time.

Where (in what house) does 14° Sagittarius fall in your chart? It is there that the seed will be best supported by rich soil and sunlight.

At 10:01 PM EDT, the Moon enters Scorpio bringing us into sight of the New Moon on Sunday.

The Libra Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 6:10 AM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 10:01 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.

 

SCORPION NEW MOON – VULNERABILITY

Sunday, October 30, 2016:

Sunday begins with a touch of magic as mental Mercury trine elusive Neptune.  Mercury is the planet of our conscious mind, Neptune the planet of dreams, illusions, devotion and idealism. At this time, you can express the more inspired, spiritual, and compassionate side of yourself. This is a wonderful day for music, poetry, or spiritual explorations.

At 1:39 PM EDT, the New Moon is exact at 7° Scorpio.

Please take time to do a simple New Moon ritual.  You will want to complete the ritual after the exact time of the New Moon and within 24 hours.  This Scorpio New Moon brings powerful energy for the development of the expression of deep emotion. Set an intention regarding your ability to share your most powerful vulnerabilities and to hold, with great honor, the vulnerabilities of your loved ones.

Don’t neglect this New Moon ritual.  Keep it simple.  Take a moment to write down what you wish to begin or create in the upcoming cycle.  What do you want to see increase over the coming month?  Have two candles available for your ritual.  Light the first candle to represent yourself, just as you are at this moment in time.  Light the second candle as an aspiration of what you want to create.  Each day, take a moment to focus on yourself as you light the first candle.  As you light the second candle, focus on drawing to you what you are creating, 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.

Share this ritual with your friends and loved ones.

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

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

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: June 27, 2016 through July 3, 2016

For those of you who wrote in response to my offer to send my Saturn Square Neptune/ Mars retrograde story:

Obra Serie Soluz by Felipe Juan Artista via Wiki Commons

Obra Serie Soluz by Felipe Juan Artista via Wiki Commons

Doing this piece of writing has been quite a process. It is almost done. Thank you for your patience. If anyone else is interested, let me know. I will have it to you be early next week.

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

Onward to the dailies:

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ENERGY FLOWS TO YOUR DREAM

Monday, June 27, 2016:

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

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

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

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

 

ALLOW ANXIETY OR POWER DYNAMICS TO PASS

Tuesday, June 28, 2016:

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

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

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

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

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

 

MARS TURNS DIRECT; RELIEF

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

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

Wednesday, June 29, 2016:

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

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

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

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

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

 

A LOVELY MORNING

Thursday, June 30, 2016:

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

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

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

 

ENJOY THE LOVE

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

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

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

Red Snapper by Paul Bica via Wiki Commons

Red Snapper by Paul Bica via Wiki Commons

 

SATURDAY NIGHT DANCING

Saturday, July 2, 2016:

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

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

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

 

THE RESULTS OF A DREAM

Sunday, July 3, 2016:

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

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

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

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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transit between the planets.  I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and are often fleeting moods.  I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.
* The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, textiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
* The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: December 21, 2015 through December 27, 2015

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: December 21, 2015 through December 27, 2015

Winter Solstice – December 21st: As we begin Winter, the Light of the Sun Returns

Brita as Iduna by Carl Larsson

Brita as Iduna by Carl Larsson

December 21, 2015 marks the Winter Solstice. This is officially the beginning of Winter and the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

On this day, from our perspective, it seems that the Sun stands still in the skies. Here at the darkest, shortest day of the year, we celebrate the return of the light. As we move forward, into the heart of Winter, the days become colder and yet the light begins to grow, representing new hope, new light, and new life!

All the holiday traditions that we celebrate, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year’s, all have roots in the Winter Solstice celebrations of the past. We continue to enjoy winter festivals to celebrate the return of the Sun with feasts, time spent with loved ones, singing, and dancing.

Astrologically, the Winter Solstice marks the moment the Sun moves from the exciting Fire sign of Sagittarius into the serious, steadfast Earth sign of Capricorn. At this time, it is necessary that we engage in both celebration and deep internal reflection.

As the Sun moves into steadfast Capricorn, we take the opportunity to look back over the past year. We contemplate our successes and our missteps.

No matter how festive your holiday celebration, please take time for deep contemplation. This will help you to start 2016 with a clean slate and be ready to start anew.

 

 

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WINTER SOLSTICE: CELEBRATE THE RETURN OF THE LIGHT

Monday, December 21, 2015:

The week begins with the Moon in Taurus offering us a stable foundation to begin the new cycle that is represented by the Winter Solstice. The Winter Solstice occurs at 11:47 PM EST as the Sun leaves the fun exploration of Sagittarius behind to enter the stable, serious realm of Capricorn.

This is the shortest day of the year and the longest night. At this time, our Sun seems to stand still and turn back toward the light. As we head into deep, cold winter, in the Northern Hemisphere, our days grow colder, even as moment by moment, they grow longer.

Pay attention as each day brings us a few more moments of light.

Celebrate the return of light!

 

 

SELF CARE

Tuesday, December 22, 2015:

The Moon is in Taurus on Tuesday; seek peace and beauty in the midst of these hectic days of preparation. At 9:27 AM EST, the Moon is VOC* until she enters Gemini at 9:31 PM EST. While the Moon is VOC*, it is best to focus on routine tasks rather than trying to accomplish more significant projects.

If you don’t have routine tasks that are calling to you or your focus continues to slip, simply do not worry about it. Take a day of self-care and rest. It will be much easier to get what you need to get done if you simply rest on Tuesday and focus on what needs doing on Wednesday. For Tuesday, give it a rest. Take a hot bath, enjoy a glass of wine, read a long slow novel. Self care is likely what you need more than anything.

Show the Universe that you love yourself enough to pay attention to your needs. Self care is so much more important than we think.

 

 

Decorating the Christmas Tree by Marcel Reider

Decorating the Christmas Tree by Marcel Reider

UNDERSTANDING AND ACCEPTANCE

Wednesday, December 23, 2015:

I hope you avoided the frustration of trying to accomplish much on Tuesday. If you were able to rest, do routine tasks, and spend the day on self-care, you will be amazed at how much you can get done on Wednesday.

Many of you reading this are busy (and perhaps a bit frantic) preparing for the upcoming holiday of gift giving. This can be an extremely stressful time with much activity and hurried preparation.

Wednesday and Thursday provide an opportunity to get all necessary activities done in a short period time. Keep in mind that the most important activities over the next few days involve socializing and enjoying friends, family, and neighbors.

The Gemini Moon encourages day trips, conversations, and much activity. Midafternoon may require a bit of time alone if you notice yourself being less understanding of others or less resilient yourself. That discomfort will pass and the evening should be fine as you welcome, and offer, new perspectives.

Understanding and acceptance is an important element as we gather with family. Give acceptance, even if you don’t understand. It is not always our job to understand those we love; it is our job to accept.

 

 

HAPPY HOLIDAY-EVE

Thursday, December 24, 2015:

Thursday starts with joy and pleasure as we reach towards the Full Moon which falls on Christmas Day. Thursday brings a delightful sextile between Venus and Jupiter.

If you are celebrating this holiday with giving gifts, I hope you have completed your shopping by now. Ideally, you will spend this beautiful energy (Venus sextile Jupiter) connecting with loved ones.

If you find yourself still shopping, watch for serious overspending. You really don’t need to buy that expensive gift to show your love. Your very presence in the life of your loved ones is the most valued gift you have.

Leave all greed, expectations, and past hurts behind.

 

 

HAPPY HOLIDAY!

Friday, December 25, 2015:

On Friday, Christmas Day, we enjoy the illumination of the Cancer Full Moon at 6:12 AM EST. The day begins with the Moon entering Cancer, the sign of family security and nostalgia.

Many folks will be lost in memories of past holiday celebrations, past love, and long gone family members. Go ahead and indulge in those old holiday movies.

Mid afternoon, Mercury forms a trine aspect with Jupiter asking us to express words of love, hope, and acceptance. Expand your perspectives to include everyone at the table.

Friday night at 10:52 PM, Uranus turns direct, having been retrograde since late July 2015. Over the coming days, watch the areas in the culture and in yourself, where the Spirit of revolution comes alive. Where in your life do you see the need to speak the truth regardless of its popularity?

If you are spending several days with family, you can expect a bit of upheaval in the form of excitement or stress. What issues have been kept under wraps but are ready now to come out of the proverbial closet? Over the coming days, secrets will be revealed, surprises will occur.

Choose excitement over stress, acceptance over denial.

Christmas Morning by Joseph Clarke

Christmas Morning by Joseph Clarke

 

 

BIOLOGICAL OR CHOSEN; THIS IS YOUR FAMILY

Saturday, December 26, 2015:

If something is revealed on Friday that adds an element of surprise, excitement, devastation, or shock to the family dynamics, Saturday will be an active day of working from a place of being stuck to a place of understanding.

The day may begin with the most difficult conversations necessary. By the end of the day, with the proper effort, there can be great acceptance and support. Internal and external peace can be found.

Regardless of whether this is your chosen family or the family you were born into… this is Your Family. Show love, discover full acceptance, and move out of your own way, if and where necessary.

 

 

EXPRESS WARMTH

Sunday, December 27, 2015:

Let’s wrap up all the pleasure of a holiday weekend into Sunday.

At 5:30 AM EST, the Moon leaves the emotional sign of Cancer behind to enter Leo. Now, we will be able to set aside emotional sensitivity and turmoil in exchange for openhearted generosity and fun!

With the Moon in the generous, dramatic, and fun-loving sign of Leo, you need to express your deepest desires. You feel the pull toward an approach to your life from a place of passion and creative expression. On an emotional level, this is a day for warmth, generosity, and powerful self-confidence. Enjoy this one!

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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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Waxing Crescent Moon

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