Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: October 23, 2017 through October 29, 2017

“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

Autumn by Alphonse Mucha via Wiki Media

 

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WELCOME THE SUN TO POWERFUL SCORPIO

Monday, October 23, 2017:

After we fall asleep on Sunday night and long before we awake Monday morning, the Sun makes its annual ingress into the intensely deep waters of Scorpio. We all recognize this time of year; we feel it in our bones.

Here, in the Northern Hemisphere, the darkness comes earlier each day. The shops are full of goblins, witches, black cats, and ghouls. You will notice that gravestones are cropping up on the neighbor’s lawns. Everyone, from old to young, is encouraged to prepare for the descent into darkness and to face it head on. Scorpio’s reputation is not an easy one!

In order to come out on the other side of darkness, we must go deep, we must encounter our own shadow, and we must face the inevitability of death. When we are able to do so, we are gifted with a transformation of perspective; we become the Phoenix – the beautiful, mystical bird, rising renewed from the ashes of the life left behind.

Scorpio shows us that avoiding the issues of darkness, depth, and death does not serve us. In order for the growth and transformation suggested in Scorpio and the rising of the Phoenix, we must face and transform our darkest shadows.

The Moon is in Sagittarius throughout the day easing us into this profound shift in seasonal energies. Allow the ease even as you feel pulled toward the depth.

 

DEEPENING INTROSPECTION

Tuesday, October 24, 2017:

On Tuesday, you must begin in earnest to adjust to the deepening introspection of this Scorpio season. Both Mercury (the planet of our thoughts, ideas, and communications) and Jupiter (the planet of expansion, philosophy, and understanding) preceded the Sun into this powerful and passionate sign.

No matter how much the Sagittarius Moon may want to keep the day on the lighter side, there is no denying the intensity under the surface. Allow the idealistic, wise Sagittarius Moon to expand your understanding of the deeply hidden issues that are being revealed in your personal life, your community, and in the culture around you.

Notice those in your inner circle of friends and neighbors, pay attention to those you rarely notice, the service providers who bring your food and check out your groceries. Each person you encounter has a profound inner life. Acknowledge their humanity with sincere eye contact and kindness.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 12:45 PM EDT until she enters Capricorn at 8:13 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.

 

PLAN FOR FUTURE STABILIZATION

Wednesday, October 25, 2017:

Autumn Landscape by Harald Sohlberg via Wiki Media

With the Moon in Capricorn when you awake on Wednesday morning, you find yourself in a general atmosphere of seriousness. You are aware of your responsibilities, commitments, and the areas of your life that may hold you earthbound.

Throughout the day, the stern Capricorn Moon forms sextile aspects to the deeply intense Scorpio Sun, expansive Jupiter, and dreamy Neptune. This suggests that today is an excellent time to make long term plans that will build more structure and stability into your life. Setting goals designed to create the life you desire through hard work and prudent development is a great way to use the energies of this day.

You won’t want to waste your precious time, attention, or resources on frivolous issues. You are able to see the reality of your situation and understand the steps available that will assist you in moving in the direction of your desires. Even in the midst of this cautious, serious day, you are able to see the possibilities of setting the steps that will support the forward motion of your life. Pay attention to your own integrity and make plans for future stabilization and growth.

With the sextile between the Moon and Neptune at 7:56 PM EDT, save the evening hours for dreaming of the results of all those plans!

 

CLARITY AND EXPANSION

Thursday, October 26, 2017:

The Moon continues through authoritative, mature Capricorn on Thursday. However, her relationship with the other planets is not quite as friendly as it was on Wednesday.

At 6:50 AM EDT, the Moon joins with powerful Pluto, pushing you to begin the day with deep contemplation of powerful issues or difficult power dynamics. Remember, this is a Moon transit and will not last through the whole day but may make the early-morning challenging.

Your confidence grows as the Sun joins with wise Jupiter at 2:09 PM EDT. This begins a one year cycle of expanding awareness through idealism and understanding. This is happening in the powerful transformative sign of Scorpio, the amplification may reveal much of what has been keep hidden in the depths of our awareness and hidden in our culture. Watch for more information on issues that result from the rampant misogyny in our world and the deep wounds we carry from what is held in darkness.

Where in your own life does a light need to be brought to what has been kept in darkness? Being courageous enough to shine a light into dark corners can bring expansion and healing into all those areas that have held such darkness. However, remember that we all are victims of misogyny, understanding and kindness are always appropriate… along with clarity and truth.

 

INTEGRITY IN PARTNERSHIP

Friday, October 27, 2017:

At 8:59 AM EDT, the Moon leaves the serious nature of Capricorn behind to enter the quirky, innovative sign of Aquarius. The Aquarius Moon will be with us throughout the weekend, so as you make plans for the coming days, keep in mind that it is a weekend meant for community building. Consider the importance of adding your voice to issues of humanitarianism and freedom.

At 6:23 PM EDT, we come to the First Quarter Square moon phase. Take time to consider the seeds that you planted at the New Moon last weekend and take action to push that process forward.

At 11:20 PM EDT, loving Venus forms a challenging square aspect to transformational Pluto. This will have a profound impact on the entire weekend so plan ahead. You may encounter energies that are deeply challenging to your closest partnerships or financial concerns; often, those issues are deeply entwined.

If you are involved in a healthy relationship, this can bring your relationship to a new level of connection and depth; although there will likely be some struggle to get there. If there are unhealthy power dynamics, this could signal the beginning of the end to the partnership. Remember, this does not only impact romantic or domestic partnerships but also business relationships and close friendships. Maintain awareness of your own integrity in your interactions with others, romantic and financial.

Shortly after, at 11:24 PM EDT, Mercury forms a sextile aspect to Pluto. You will do well to utilize this opportunity to speak-up and make your needs clear. Make sure your words are laced with kindness.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 1:23 AM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 8:59 AM 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.

Autumn by Arkhip Kuindzhi via Wiki Media

 

RELATIONSHIP TRANSFORMATION

Saturday, October 28, 2017:

Late Friday night, we had two significant transits that will be strongly impacting Saturday.

Lovely Venus, the planet of all that we most dearly value, formed a challenging square aspect to transformational Pluto. This may profoundly impact your closest partnerships, love relationships, or financial concerns. Issues of love and money are often deeply entwined. In your loving connections, this may bring deep conversations and shifting dynamics that may deepen your love connection profoundly. However, if you are in a partnership that is unhealthy, cracks may appear at this time that will widen the gulf between you unless you are willing to do the hard work necessary.

You probably won’t see this shift in sibling or parent/child relationships but in romantic or domestic partnerships, friendships, or business partnerships. Maintain awareness of your own integrity in your interactions; look inward.

Mercury also forms an aspect to Pluto, in this case, a sextile, encouraging you to speak up in a way that is kind and yet, expresses your deepest needs and concerns.

The Moon continues through Aquarius on Saturday allowing you to remain calm and dispassionate, somewhat removed from the difficulty engendered by the conversation between Pluto and Venus. The Aquarius Moon helps us to be able to utilize the opportunity to say what needs to be said without getting carried away in stress or difficulty. Speak your mind with kindness and without too much attachment to the outcome.

 

ACCEPTANCE AND PROCESS

Sunday, October 29, 2017:

Sunday morning finds you in a state of acceptance as the objective Aquarius Moon forms a sextile to stable Saturn at 9:02 AM EDT. You will awake in consideration of the changes the past few days have brought to your love relationship or your connection to other deep values in your life (financial concerns or creative endeavors). Consider and accept reality as you plan the appropriate steps forward.

At 12:22 PM EDT, with the Moon sextile inspirational Uranus, you can tap into the anticipation of a new way of being. Think outside the box of conventional expectations. You can create your life and your partnerships on your own – and your partners’ – terms. Conversations on the changes that have occurred and are occurring will be valuable and continue to move your process forward.

The Moon continues through Aquarius until 7:47 PM EDT when she enters Pisces, now, you can relax into deep dreams-space as you prepare for the upcoming week.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 12:22 PM EDT until she enters Pisces at 7:47 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.

 

 

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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: May 22, 2017 through May 28, 2017

Just the dailies!

 

On the Temple Steps by Edward Poynter via SightsWithin

DON’T TAKE THE BAIT

Monday, May 22, 2017:

Monday will likely be a high-energy day in all the best and most challenging ways possible. All aspects are aspects of the transiting Aries Moon. Keep in mind that Moon aspects refer to quick moving situations and their impact will not last, except through our response to them.

The Moon is in fiercely courageous Aries heightening your impulsiveness, assertiveness, and even your libido!

At 10:10 AM EDT, when the Moon joins with Venus, you know what you desire and are willing to take any risk for love.

At 2:44 PM EDT, you may encounter resistance in the form of power struggles, anger, or obsessive thoughts bringing up issues that have been previously hidden. Don’t take the bait. Remain self-contained and it will all look far more manageable by Tuesday following the Moon’s entrance into steadfast calm Taurus.

Everyone may encounter a sense of being a bit too hot under the collar, but for all of us our bark may be bigger than our bite.

 

 

FOCUS ON SELF CARE

Tuesday, May 23, 2017:

After the ruckus and turmoil of Monday, we are soothed by the Moon’s entrance into Taurus at 8:33 AM EDT. This is a good day to pay attention to the ways in which you connect with the pleasures of your senses. Seek contentment, indulgence, comfort, and beauty.

Keep in mind that we are in the Dark Phase of the Moon, only a few days from the Gemini New Moon on Thursday. This suggests a time of inward contemplation, a time to find those things that bring contentment and satisfaction on a deeply personal level.

Wednesday will bring much the same. Find as much time as possible to focus on self-care.

The Aries Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 3:00 AM EDT until she enters Taurus at 8:33 AM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

INNER REFLECTION

Wednesday, May 24, 2017:

Helen by Edward Poynter via SightsWithin

Wednesday should be a great day to channel the dependable, level-headed Taurus Moon into constructive effort as she forms a powerful trine aspect to compelling powerful Pluto at 3:08 PM EDT. The gift of this competent and vigorous energy will remain with you throughout the day.

Keep in mind that with the Moon VOC* Wednesday afternoon, it is a time to work on already established projects, not a time to start anything new. Also, we are still in the Dark Phase of the Moon, and it is best to remain on the hushed unobtrusive side in all things. Inner reflection could bring deep self-understanding.

Enjoy a quiet evening with good food, loving connection, a hot bath, and a massage (if you can get one – or give one).

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 3:08 PM EDT until she enters Gemini on Thursday morning at 8:16 AM EDT.

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

 

 

GEMINI NEW MOON – POWERFUL CONVERSATIONS

Thursday, May 25, 2017:

Thursday is a powerhouse of a day; the day that defines the entire week.

At 12:21 PM EDT, Venus, the planet of love, money, and all that we hold most dear, forms a challenging square aspect to Pluto, the planet of destruction and transformation. This brings us to the First Quarter Square of a cycle that began in late November 2016. This is a cycle empowering your values, your love relationships, and your connection to your resources.

What began for you in November? Did you begin a new engagement with love, money, your deep values, or beauty? Think back to that time, determine what you began in this arena and take a specific action to bring it forward. The full illumination of the cycle will be clear on August 15th, 2017.

This square aspect between Venus and Pluto can bring relationship issues to a crisis point where change must occur. If someone you love brings a concern to the table on Thursday, do your best to practice deep listening and resist unconscious reactions. Keep your heart and mind open to the fact that change does not have to destroy our relationships or our prosperity, it can deeply and grandly empower us as we move forward.

At 8:16 AM EDT, the Moon enters Gemini to join the Gemini Sun for the New Moon at 3:45 PM EDT. Prepare for your New Moon ritual but give it a day or so before you perform the ritual. It is best to wait for the Moon to gain a bit of distance from the Sun.

The Gemini New Moon is planting a seed of communication or seed of gathering information. Form your aspirations with this in mind.

If you begin a new significant conversation on Thursday. pay attention to how that conversation engages your thinking and how the relationship grows over the coming month.

For your Gemini New Moon ritual, set an intention regarding curiosity, the expansion of knowledge, and your ability to communicate what you understand. This is the perfect time to start a friendship or a conversation. Perhaps, you can arrange the time and space to begin an important conversation.

If you know what house in your birth chart holds 4° Gemini, it will help you clarify where to direct your intellectual curiosity. If you don’t have that information, simply go with your instinct of what area of your life learning wants to grow in intellectual understanding.

Please don’t neglect this New Moon ritual. Keep it simple, take a moment to write down what ideas or learning you wish to begin, create, or increase in this upcoming cycle.

Have two candles available for the ritual; light the first candle to represent yourself, just as you are in this moment. Light the second candle as an aspiration of what you intend to create. Each day take a moment to focus on yourself as you light the first candle, when you light the second candle, focus on drawing to you what you are choosing to create as you bring the two candles closer together. Do this each day and at the Full Moon in two weeks, you will bring them fully together and acknowledge the result of what you have created.

The Gemini New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of intellect, inquisitiveness, enthusiasm, and new conversations. Share this ritual with your friends and loved ones.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 3:08 PM EDT on Wednesday until she enters Gemini on Tuesday at 8:16 AM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC,* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

APOLOGIZE, IF NECESSARY

Friday, May 26, 2017:

On Friday, you can let all the complexities of Thursday settle into your system; much about this day will be about assimilation and moving forward with your intentions. Friday is a considerably less complex day, even with the Moon still in active, curious, talkative Gemini.

The morning begins with the chatty Gemini Moon forming a challenging square to ethereal Neptune at 6:25 AM EDT. This could suggest misunderstandings or confusion at the breakfast table and a lack of clarity on how to proceed into the day.

At 3:50 PM EDT, as the Moon sextiles lovely Venus, you may find yourself speaking or hearing words of appreciation and love. Enjoy connecting. Take action to move closer to your desires in relationship, love, and finances.

At 10:20 PM EDT, as the Moon conjuncts assertive Mars, you may find that you have spoken more than you intended to or were not as diplomatic as you could have been with your words. If you need to apologize, do so before sleep. With awareness and self-responsibility, the issue will pass quickly, as Moon transits do. The apology will help.

Alleluia by Thomas Cooper Gotch via SightsWithin

 

NURTURE FAMILY AND HEARTH

Saturday, May 27, 2017:

The Moon begins Saturday morning VOC*, still in Gemini but moves into domestic Cancer at 7:25 AM EDT. As we set aside the quick, sometimes frenetic energy of Gemini, we enter into a weekend with the focus on family, nurturance, and deep emotional connection. This is an astrologically quiet day which leaves us to engage fully in what the Cancer Moon offers.

As the Moon moves through the zodiac, it sets the emotional tone of our days.

With the Moon in family-oriented Cancer, you will want to engage in maternal activities revolving around home and family. You may feel sentimental and even absorbed in memories of the past. Your emotions are heightened, you may experience significant mood swings, and want to retreat to the safety of home and a private environment. This is a time of sensitivity; a time to seek comfort by sticking with what is familiar. Enjoy comfort foods, take a long hot bath and spend time with children or the elderly engaging in activities that nurture the heart.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:19 AM EDT until she enters Cancer at 7:25 AM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

ENGAGE DEVOTION – SPREAD LOVE

Sunday, May 28, 2017:

Sunday begins with Mercury, the planet that represents our thinking and communication, forming a lovely sextile aspect to Neptune, the planet of compassion and devotion.

On March 4, 2017, when Mercury and Neptune joined together in Pisces, did you start or increase your meditation practice or did your thinking turn in a new direction of transcendence? This was the beginning of a year-long cycle of immersing your mind in imagination, compassion, or the mystical.

Sunday provides an opportunity to explore ways to increase your view of the world from a mystic, inclusive, and inspired perspective.  Engage fully in prayer or meditation.

The Moon continues through tender Cancer asking that you stay close to home, family, and loved ones. Mid-afternoon, there could be power and control issues, as the Moon opposes Pluto at 2:05 PM EDT. Again, the quick moving Moon transits give us the opportunity to see the issues for future consideration and learning. However, do not respond to any bait given. Allow the issues to roll past without unconscious engagement.

Spread love.

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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: September 5, 2016 through September 11, 2016

Hello All!

Cupid Gardeners by Konstantin Makovsky via Wiki Commons

Cupid Gardeners by Konstantin Makovsky via Wiki Commons

Another week has come and gone and a new one begins!

Don’t save all your fun and pleasures for this weekend as the best part of this week comes prior to that. The high point of the week comes on Friday when expansive Jupiter enters diplomatic, beautiful Libra. This brings some hope to the upcoming US presidential elections, as Jupiter in Libra will do her best to put some diplomacy on the table and settle us down with a bit more refinement and grace. We hope for the best.

Over the weekend, you may need to pay particular attention to the more profound and challenging side of your love life or your finances. Do not take either of these issues for granted. A willingness to be vulnerable and to take risks with those you love may be necessary. Deep love brings us to unimaginable change in our lives and, as such, requires vulnerability and the willingness to encounter great transformation.

 

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EMOTIONAL DEPTH

Monday, September 5, 2016:

Monday is Labor Day and a holiday for most of us in the U.S. The planetary activity is very quiet, providing the opportunity for a relaxing and enjoyable day. When the Moon enters Scorpio at 8:39 AM EDT, you may notice a bit of moodiness in yourself or others. Consider any emotional turmoil to be a clear direction for you to deepen your emotional connection with whoever you are spending the day with. If you are alone, spend time in deep emotional contemplation.

The Libra Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from Sunday evening at 8:30 PM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 8:39 AM EDT on Monday morning. 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.

 

DEEP CONTEMPLATION OFFERS OPPORTUNITY

Tuesday, September 6, 2016:

Tuesday’s intense Scorpio Moon enjoys lovely connections with the Sun, Neptune, and Pluto throughout the day. This provides a positive outlet for the profoundly powerful energy of transcendent Pluto.

With the penetratingly deep Scorpio Moon forming sextile aspects to both the Sun and Pluto, keep your eyes open for opportunities to focus with great empowerment on your goals and desires. Don’t try to be all things to all people on Tuesday. Remember, the importance of working in the silence and in the dark to birth your visions. Time alone in contemplation may bring great rewards.

 

SEEK OPPORTUNITIES FOR STABLE FOUNDATIONS

Magic Circle by John William Waterhouse via Wiki Commons

Magic Circle by John William Waterhouse via Wiki Commons

Wednesday, September 7, 2016:

Powerful forces build strong foundations to develop your deepest desires today. At 1:19 AM EDT, the Sun forms a trine aspect (120 degree angle) to Pluto. The cycle between the Sun and Pluto, which is a cycle of deep internal empowerment, began when they conjoined in early January of 2016.

Consider what began at that time that is leading to a current sense of self-empowerment. The steps taken now to focus your will are able to develop with great intensity. You are building the deep roots necessary to develop the long-term results you are seeking and that are intended to sustain and stabilize your most significant intentions.

At 7:33 AM EDT, beautiful Venus forms a supportive sextile to steadfast Saturn offering an opportunity to gently stabilize your creative endeavors, your finances, or your most love entrenched relationships. This is indeed a powerful and stabilizing day. Pay attention to the intensity of the future you are creating and the opportunities offered for stabilizing that future.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) for a short period of time from 8:43 PM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 9:20 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.

 

SEEK BALANCE

Thursday, September 8, 2016:

With the Moon in Sagittarius all day on Thursday, we may feel some relief as our perspective feels lighter and more open to a higher level of understanding. However, as the Moon makes contact with both serious, reality based Saturn and dreamy, illusionary Neptune early in the morning, we can’t get away from the fact that we are only a few days away from the final square contact between these two planets.

We are reminded of the challenge of finding a way to balance these ‘difficult to combine’ energies. It is important to continue the effort of bringing the reality of our situations into our most spiritually transcendent vision or dream.

Combining reality and dreams has been part of our ongoing work since this combination – Saturn square Neptune began in November of 2015. We can see the struggle in so many places in our communities, cultures, and the political process; look to see its reflection in your personal life.  Seek balance.

 

EXPANDING DIPLOMACY AND GENEROSITY

Friday, September 9, 2016:

The generosity and expansion of Jupiter opens the morning with a delightful shift of focus. At 7:18 AM EDT, exuberant and philosophical Jupiter enters cooperative Libra where he will remain until October of 2017. The last time Jupiter was in Libra was between September 2004 and October 2005. Consider the similarities between that time and now regarding the expansion of your own ability to form relationships and create beauty.

With a square aspect formed between the Sun and Moon, we come to the First Quarter (and First Quarter Square) of the Lunar Cycle at 7:49 AM EDT. Think back to the Solar Eclipse New Moon on September 1, 2016. What was the seed that you planted? What have you begun that you want to grow to great stability to support your life? What action needs to be taken over the coming 24 hours that will support this intention as you move forward?

A trine between the Sagittarius Moon and Uranus at 8:51 PM EDT offers the energy to get out and enjoy excitement and the pleasures of friends. Find a place to dance! Go out; express exuberant energy; have fun.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:51 PM EDT until she enters Capricorn at 8:55 AM EDT on Saturday. 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.

 

The Water Garden by Childe Hassam via Wiki Commons

The Water Garden by Childe Hassam via Wiki Commons

BALANCE WILL BE RESTORED

Saturday, September 10, 2016:

The Moon enters the cautions realm of Capricorn at 8:55 AM EDT leaving the fun from Friday night behind and ushering us to the final exact square of Saturn to Neptune. This aspect has been the most significant signature of 2016. Consider, once again, the effort you have made to balance what is real and solid with your most intangible dreams and even escapist tendencies.

It may be easy to get lost in confusion and misunderstanding. Don’t get stuck there. The key is trusting that the process at work will ultimately reveal the beauty and purpose that has thus far been obstructed. This is the 3rd Quarter Square in the cycle between Saturn and Neptune.

If you are old enough to remember 1989, consider what dream you may have begun at that time. Now, you are able to see ahead to a new, similar, far more evolved dream. It is just a glimmer now, ahead in the distance; but if you are able to stand steady and not run for the first escape hatch you will build reality into the new dream over the coming years. Release your need for control; allow the process to unfold with trust and unimaginable vulnerability.

Sleep may not come easily as we push into a Venus square Pluto in the early morning hours of Sunday. Emotional intensity may move your dreams and impact the coming days.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:51 PM EDT on Friday until she enters Capricorn at 8:55 AM EDT on Saturday. 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.

 

ALLOW PROFOUND CHANGE

Sunday, September 11, 2016:

Sunday is a highly emotional day. At 3:47 AM EDT, Venus square Pluto suggesting profound intensity and possibly major transformation to our partnerships and your deepest held values. Treat each other kindly. Allow change, it is more necessary than you may realize. This is not a suggestion that something significant must end; but it must change.

Consider the change that will bring empowerment to your values or your relationship. Did you begin a process in early February 2016 that can no longer continue on the path it is treading? Consider your options! Open your mind to what is possible.

By the end of the day, you will know more than you did to start, secrets and vulnerabilities may be revealed. If you have not been fully honest, now is the time to face the truth. Only when the wound is revealed can the healing begin. The evening brings the possibility of increased understanding and connection with the Capricorn Moon trine the Sun at 10:35 PM 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, textiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
* The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

 

 

 

 

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

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

Wintersonne ubern See by Olgemalde via Wiki Commons

Wintersonne ubern See by Olgemalde via Wiki Commons

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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DISORIENTATION AND ADJUSTMENT

Monday, April 18, 2016:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

SUN ENTERS TAURUS – DEEP CHALLENGE

Tuesday, April 19, 2016:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Wednesday, April 20, 2016:

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

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

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

 

BUILDING RELATIONSHIP

Thursday, April 21, 2016:

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

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

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

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

 

SCORPIO FULL MOON: SENSITIVITY AND DETACHMENT

Friday, April 22, 2016:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BENEATH THE SURFACE

Saturday, April 23, 2016:

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

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

Ask: what is at the core of the matter?

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

 

A PARTY OR A ROAD TRIP IS IN ORDER

Sunday, April 24, 2016:

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather : November 16, 2015 to November 22, 2015

Waiting for Sagittarius, the Sign of Expansion, Freedom, Wisdom, & Understanding

Centaur Plaque from the Louvre via Wiki Commons

Centaur Plaque from the Louvre via Wiki Commons

 

Contemplation for the week:

“Understanding astrology involves learning a whole new language. The symbolic language of astrology is complex and nuanced. Bringing meaning fourth from the natal chart is much like reading a map of the life of the client.

It takes a vast understanding and awareness of human nature to be able to interpret a chart in a manner that is helpful to the client. As a symbolic language, there are many layers to each symbol, therefore many levels of interpretation.

Each astrologer is challenged to find a way beneath the surface to access the depth, value, and meaning in each chart and each client.” ~ Laurie Farrington

 

By the end of the week, the Sun enters Sagittarius and we enter the season of joy and optimism. However, we begin the week on a serious note with the Moon in Capricorn. This is a week of shifting energy in our values and direction!

The week begins on a serious note as you can easily focus on the business at hand… at least until mid-afternoon. End the day early as you will have done plenty of work before 4:00 PM EST.

On Tuesday, pay attention to the depth and intensity of your own mental and intellectual processes. Allow yourself to start a new excavation within the depths of your mind.

On Wednesday, we have a big shift in direction as Neptune turns direct at 7° Pisces. Isn’t it time to bring your creativity into the open? There is no going back, embrace your dream as you continue to bring it into the future.

On Thursday, we come to the First Quarter square of the Moon in Aquarius. It is time to take action on what you began a week ago at the New Moon.

Friday offers up several issues of supreme significance. Mercury enters Sagittarius opening our minds into more lightness and exploration. Venus squares Pluto, demanding that we take a major step in releasing something that began in December of 2014.

The upcoming weekend offers an interesting mix. We are very much under the influence of Venus squaring Pluto, which insists that you carefully consider how your changing values will impact the coming year. There may be difficulties you would rather not look at that insistently call to your focus.

At 10:25 AM EST on Sunday, the Sun follows Mercury into Sagittarius. As the Sun leaves the dark intensity of Scorpio behind and enters Sagittarius, we all feel the sense of lightness and excitement as we enter more clarity and curiosity for the upcoming month.

All in all, a great week. Enjoy.

 

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DISCIPLINE AND EFFORT

Monday, November 16, 2015:

Last week ended on such a serious note that heading to work on Monday morning may feel like a relief. If you need to be so focused on duty and responsibility, you may as well be at the office (or whatever your workplace is).

This will be a great day to focus on hard work and accomplishment. Keep clear on the reality of your situation; spend some time in solitude to gain clarity.

You may encounter some stress early in the morning as you prepare to leave the house. By the time you get to work, you should feel in control of your level of determination to get things done.

At 3:53 PM EST, the ambitious Capricorn Moon is VOC* until very early Tuesday morning when she will enter Aquarius.

If possible, head home at 3:53 PM EST. If you must continue to work, spend those late afternoon hours on your most mundane chores. Focus on the simple tasks that must get done. Answer emails, file papers, organize a project.

Much can get done but don’t spend your time on the development of future projects. Enjoy Monday!

Without giving up hope—that there’s somewhere better to be, that there’s someone better to be—we will never relax with where we are or who we are.” ~ Pema Chödrön

 

SHARE YOUR SECRETS

Tuesday, November 17, 2015:

The Mirror by Robert Reid   Wikimedia Commons

The Mirror by Robert Reid
Wikimedia Commons

The Moon enters Aquarius very early on Tuesday morning, bringing a sense of the unusual to the day. No one wants to be seen as ordinary, preferring agitation to boredom.

Because the Sun and Mercury are never very far apart, a conjunction is the only aspect that forms between them (happening today at 9:52 AM EST).

When the planet of the ego connects with the planet of the mind, you can expect a great deal of activity in your mind and your communications. With both the Sun and Mercury in Scorpio, your thoughts will move along the lines of mystery and power dynamics.

This is a great time to share your opinions and beliefs about deeper human issues. Talk about issues that are generally kept more private. Share your deepest compulsions, talk about sexuality, or your beliefs about death or passion. Go deep.

Do not allow your conversations to be light or on the surface. Tell someone your deepest secrets; you will be surprised that nothing changes. Life goes on; we all live with a depth that others do not see; but it is there in each of us.

Accept and share this depth.

“The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers.” ~ Deepak Chopra

 

SEEK WONDER

Wednesday, November 18, 2015:

Neptune has been retrograde since the middle of June 2015. On Wednesday, Neptune turns direct (11:31 AM EST) bringing some clarity to areas of confusion.

Situations that have created a sense of bewilderment now are able to shift. The best thing about Neptune turning direct is that your creativity is given wings where it has been held back and restrained.

You may find yourself with more imagination, sensitivity, and clarity in your dreams. If you encounter intensification in your dreams, understand that the same intensification exists on in other areas of your world.

Seek inspiration, show compassion, and find wonder in the world around you.

“See the light in others, and treat them as it that is all you see.” ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer        

 

FOCUS; TAKE ACTION

Thursday, November 19, 2015:

Think back to last week’s New Moon (November 11). What did you begin or bring to life in the deep, quiet darkness of the Scorpio New Moon?

Think about how far that idea or project has come. Have you lost focus or questioned the importance of that idea or project? Don’t let go of it. This is the day to refocus, determine what action is needed, and take that action.

At 7:21 AM EST, the Moon leaves Aquarius behind to enter Pisces where she will remain until Saturday morning. While the Moon is in Pisces, the world around us feels a bit softer. We don’t take in the sharp edges.

This evening may bring sensitivity and inspiration; or perhaps you are more apt to find yourself in confusion and escapism. If you tend toward the later, find a way outside of your own self-interest.

Practice compassion toward others; this will move you outside the struggle of confusion.

“We are not creatures of circumstance; we are creators of circumstance.” ~Benjamin Disraeli

 

WATCH FOR THE HIDDEN AGENDA

Friday, November 20, 2015:

On Friday, Mercury leaves the deep waters of Scorpio behind (where it has been since November 2nd) to enter Sagittarius. Mercury will remain in Sagittarius until December 9th.

During this time, your thoughts and ideas are more easily able to access curiosity, optimism, and courage. You may question assumptions; your own and others. Your thinking may be a bit less precise and a bit sloppy as we reflect this passage of Mercury through Sagittarius!

At 9:01 PM EST, Venus square Pluto; this is the closing square between them. What is the challenge? What powerful issue or circumstance regarding love or money began in December of 2014?

Now, we are asked to begin the process of release in order to accept a new circumstance regarding powerful love, passion, or resources. Commit to avoiding power games and passions that come with a hidden agenda. Keep your integrity high and demand the same in others.

However long the night, the dawn will break.” ~ African Proverb

 

Dante's Dream  The Walker Art Gallery/Courtesy for WikiCommons

Dante’s Dream
The Walker Art Gallery/Courtesy for WikiCommons

FOLLOW YOUR ENTHUSIASTIC IMPULSES

Saturday, November 21, 2015:

Enjoy a quiet early morning breakfast with loved ones before moving into a day of assertive action.

The Moon enters Aries at 10:13 AM EST and you will be ready to take charge of the day. This will be a day to take care of business and start something new within you.

Spontaneous, enthusiastic impulses will be strong. Do not expect a lot of interest in being polite or demure; you are more apt to be impulsive and even tactless in your interactions with others.

Channel any excessive energy in a physical manner; skiing, skydiving, or even a solitary walk in the woods would be a great use of this day.

Focus on short-term projects as Aries energies tend to burn out quickly. If you notice anger within yourself, you need time alone. Simple as that; schedule it!

Saturday night should be spent dancing or following other passionate expressions of physicality. Enjoy.

“Life’s blows cannot break a person whose spirit is warmed by the fire of enthusiasm.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale

 

SUN ENTERS SAGITTARIUS! SEEK EXPLORATION AND WISDOM

Sunday, November 22, 2015:

With the Moon in Aries, the Sun enters Sagittarius at 10:25 AM EST. What a lovely way to end the weekend; seek curiosity, exploration, adventure, and wonder!

Allow the dark intensity of Scorpio to subside. Let go of deep introspection. Move forward seeking freedom, independence, and wisdom.

Consider the Centaur (the symbol of Sagittarius) coming to a crossroad. There is a sign, an arrow pointing in each direction. The sign pointing in one direction says: ENLIGHTENMENT; the sign pointing in the other direction says: GARY’S PARTY.

Which direction does the Centaur (Sagittarius) take? This can be a true dilemma for anyone with a strongly Sagittarian chart and it is something for all of us to consider at this time of year as the Sun moves through Sagittarius.

This is the choice that you must make. Are you seeking wisdom or fun? Can you find wisdom through the vehicle of fun? What expands your heart, your mind, your understanding of the world, and of the people you share this world with?

Spend the coming month in the mode of the explorer; seek understanding, respect, and freedom.

Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again, come, come.” ~ Rumi

 

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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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