Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017

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The Siren by Sir Edward John Poynter via Wiki Commons

 

STABILITY & DREAMS

Monday, April 17, 2017:

Monday morning should find you feeling strong and capable as you begin the week. The powerful Aries Sun is invigorated and stabilized by a flowing trine aspect to steadfast Saturn at 8:43 AM EDT. Get up, get out, and start the day with a smile on your face and a kind word for those you meet!

In early December, a cycle began of creating something solid to support personal growth and stability. What began in your life at that time? In mid-March, you likely made an effort to support the ongoing growth of that cycle. Now, you should be able to see the full expression ahead. This expression is not here yet but you can clearly see whether the best decisions were made on this path.

Now is the time to make any necessary adjustments to prepare for the full revelation of the cycle which will be expressed or exposed in mid-June.

The Moon is in Capricorn throughout the day, quietly supporting your serious endeavors.

At 9:55 PM EDT, with a sextile to Neptune, the emotional Moon takes on a softer side. Settle in with music, poetry, or a movie that will engage your compassionate or inspirational nature. Sleep early and enjoy your dreams.

 

 

EFFORT & SELF-DISCIPLINE

Tuesday, April 18, 2017:

The Moon continues through responsible Capricorn on Tuesday. Try not to lose touch with Monday’s gift of stability and determination. Tuesday is a trickier day to manage. The Moon engages directly with power struggles & coercion (Pluto), anxiety (Uranus), and potentially, an overblown ego (Jupiter). Do not neglect your meditation on Tuesday!

Before you get nervous about this, please remember that these are Moon transits that pass quickly and will cause no difficulty unless you engage with them through fear or defensiveness. Allow any interpersonal difficulties or challenges to roll off your back. Don’t take the bait and don’t offer it either!

The Moon connects with Jupiter early in the morning, and with mighty Pluto at 9:59 AM EDT. The Moon also forms a challenging square aspect to Uranus at 8:32 PM EDT.

Mid-morning and late evening will likely be sensitive times. Do not allow yourself to be sucked into difficulties, and be sure you are not pulling others into hard situations as well.

This is a day to keep your nose to the grindstone, move a serious agenda forward, and offer kindness to others. They will be grateful and you will benefit. Utilize this as a serious day of effort and self-discipline.

 

 

TIME OF BLOSSOMING

Wednesday, April 19, 2017:

Vibrance of Calm by Nyna Greben via Wiki Commons

Wednesday is a very busy day. Before you are even out of bed, we have reached the Third Quarter Moon which encourages you to release what is no longer working in your life. Bring some items to Goodwill; clean out your closet, let go of something you thought was important that you see no longer serves you.

At 6:52 AM EDT, the Moon enters altruistic Aquarius encouraging you to open your mind to a new perspective as you move into the new season at hand.

Here in northern Vermont, Spring has finally landed with certainty. There is growth and blossoming everywhere! The life force of the Sun enters Taurus, the fixed sign of stabilization at 5:27 PM EDT!

Now, it is time to get that garden planted! Enjoy and observe with reverence the full expression of this season of increase! Over the coming month, there will be much to celebrate with the flowers blooming, the sound of peepers, and the baby lambs in the fields. Allow yourself to feel the opening of your heart into this season of growth.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:57 AM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 6:52 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.

 

 

COURAGE & MISTAKES

Thursday, April 20, 2017:

In the earliest hours of Thursday morning, while you still slept, Mercury’s retrograde motion brings him back into contact with the steadfast Taurus Sun. This will assist in your adjustment between seasons and will help you to maintain practicality.

However, common sense may falter as Mercury proceeds backward into hot-blooded Aries at 1:37 PM EDT. You are likely to notice your thinking becoming decisive and forceful.

You are now able to locate the courage you need to take action on something you have struggled with over the past few weeks. What is it you need to say that has been difficult? Mercury will remain in Aries (until turning direct on May 3rd).

Pay attention to the difference between assertiveness and aggression, certainty and assault. Say what must be sad with kindness and compassion.

It often takes deep courage to admit to your mistakes and it is likely that is a necessary part of the conversation you must have. We all make mistakes, take responsibility and move forward with determination and love.

 

 

DEEP LONGING

Friday, April 21, 2017:

Friday is not a simple day! First, you will feel the shift as Mars, the planet of direct initiative and dynamic action, leaves Taurus where he has been for the past six weeks. Mars is thrilled to leave behind the slow, earthy energy of Taurus to enter Gemini where he has more freedom to engage in curiosity and enthusiastic action.

Mars will remain in Gemini until June 4, 2017.

The real challenge of Friday comes when exquisite Venus forms a challenging square aspect to reliable Saturn at 7:08 AM EDT. This energy will remain with you throughout the day and suggests a time of questioning your values, intimate relationships, beauty, and your financial stability.

Think back to the beginning of this cycle in late October 2016. Were you beginning a new intimacy or a new relationship with your finances at that time? Contemplate what effort you need to take now that will let yourself, others, and the Universe know how serious you are in the development of your deepest longings.

This transit often leaves us feeling a bit melancholy and sad. Allow yourself to rest and understand that going inward is part of what is necessary.

At 3:43 PM EDT, the Moon enters Pisces bringing you to a sensitive, dreamy Friday evening. If you attempt to go to a party or other social event, you may have a disappointing evening. Stay home, spend time alone or with intimate loved ones. Rest.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:23 PM EDT until she enters Pisces at 3:43 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 any significant future impact.

 

The Champion Swimmer by Sir Edward John Poynter via The Athenauem

DREAMY  AND IMPRESSIONABLE

Saturday, April 22, 2017:

Saturday brings us to a very simple day. If you can avoid having expectations of yourself and others, this can be a lovely day.

The impressionable, dreamy Pisces Moon lazily drifts through the day. The only aspect throughout the day is when the Moon connects with mystical Neptune at 3:57 PM EDT.

You may choose to fall asleep on the couch and wonder where the day went when you awaken hours later; you may want nothing more than to dream or create inspired works of art. Deepen your meditation practice or simply release your solid hold on reality and allow yourself to dream.

Be cautious with alcohol or other substances as you may be more sensitive to them than normal. Enjoy this time of sensitivity and rest.

 

 

CONTINUED SENSITIVITY

Sunday, April 23, 2017:

Sunday continues with much the same illusive sensitivity as Saturday. If you were able to rest on Saturday, make contact with others in a gentle compassionate manner today. Again, do not have high expectations; simply rest in the company of friends or loved ones.

If you were not able to rest on Saturday, focus on self-care, rest, and sensitive inspiration.

At 8:33 PM EDT, the Moon leaves placid Pisces behind and enters courageous Aries with dynamic determination. After such a quiet weekend, it may be hard to sleep as the impulsive, and sometimes combative, Aries Moon wakes you from your slumber.

You will feel ready to head into a new week with gusto when Monday morning comes.

The Pisces Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:35 PM EDT until she enters Aries at 8:33 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 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: April 3, 2017 through April 9, 2017

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Sea Melodies by Herbert James Draper via Wiki Commons

Sea Melodies by Herbert James Draper via Wiki Commons

 

 

MOVING FORWARD WITH COMFORT AND COURAGE

Monday, April 3, 2017:

This morning, you would rather stay home and avoid work altogether. With the receptive Moon in domestic Cancer, your home and issues of tenderness and love are the concerns you would like to occupy your day.

However, most of us will need to head to work. Early in the day, as the Moon forms an easy trine aspect to Neptune (12:26 PM EDT), it may seem difficult to get your feet firmly on the ground.

Mid-afternoon (2:40 PM EDT), the forceful Aries Sun and protective Cancer Moon form a challenging square aspect bringing us to the First Quarter phase of the Moon. If you think about Cancer’s desire to cuddle with a loved one in a warm nest and Aries’ desire to take a solitary and courageous mountain bike ride, you will understand the challenge between these two energies. Think back to the seed you planted at the New Moon last week. Find a way to use these two conflicting energies to move that process forward.

As soon as your workday is complete, head home, cook a meal for yourself or your family and settle in to any domestic comfort you choose to create.

 

 

ANXIETY TURNS TO PLAY

Tuesday, April 4, 2017:

When you awake on Tuesday morning, your challenging dreams may linger, leaving you with an unsettling sense of anxiety. If you remember those dreams, look for the message within and release any discomfort. The sensitive Cancer Moon forms challenging aspects to excessive Jupiter, subversive Pluto, and unsettling Uranus between late Monday night and Tuesday morning.

Allow yourself to explore unusual patterns. Don’t try to stick with all that is expected of you. Perhaps, it is time to explore a new way of viewing the world. Make contact with folks who will stretch or challenge your viewpoints. Stop assuming your worldview is the only one worthy of airtime.

At 4:46 PM EDT, the tender Cancer Moon forms a flowing trine aspect to lovely Venus allowing a loving connection. Take a break from your work and head outside even for a moment; look at the sky and experience expansive beauty.

At 6:13 PM EDT, the Moon enters exuberant Leo, opening the evening for playful fun, the pleasure of creativity.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 4:46 PM EDT until she enters Leo at 6:13 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 a significant future impact.

 

 

Ariadne by Herbert James Draper via WIki Commons

Ariadne by Herbert James Draper via Wiki Commons

WIND AT YOUR BACK

Wednesday, April 5, 2017:

The most significant aspect on Wednesday happens at the very final moments of the day. Just at midnight, courageous Mars forms a flowing trine aspect to empowered Pluto. When these two mighty planets work together in a harmonious configuration, you can expect great determination and strength of your actions. You are likely to feel highly motivated to move heaven and earth toward the fulfillment of whatever significant plan or project you have embarked upon.

The cycle between Mars and Pluto (a two year cycle) began in August 2016. What did you plunge into at that time that you knew would take great resolve and willpower? Whatever began at that time has reached a point in its growth where the wind is at your back and progress is steady inherently easy. The full expression of this cycle will come in late May. Plan for it!

The Moon and continues through playful Leo encouraging you to spend time with creative pleasures. If you have children in your life, spend time with them; engage on their level of play. Enjoy

 

 

SOUL SEARCHING AND PARADOX

Thursday, April 6, 2017:

On Thursday, Saturn turns retrograde, remaining thus until August 25th. Over the course of this 4 ½ months, it is important to do some soul-searching regarding any long-term commitments that you are considering. This could be around issues of relationship, business, relocation, or your career. If you know the house Saturn is moving through in your chart during this retrograde, that is the most likely area on which to focus your contemplation.

The lovely Leo Moon forms a Grand Trine aspect to exciting Uranus and stable Saturn throughout the afternoon. You should experience an easy sense of satisfaction and excitement simultaneously. You may feel very anchored and reliable even as you feel exhilarant and animated. Hold this paradox with pleasure as for now, both energies hold space together in friendship.

The Leo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:17 PM EDT until she enters Virgo 20 minutes after midnight. 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.

 

 

BALANCE EXPANSION AND REALITY

Friday, April 7, 2017:

When you wake up on Friday morning, the Moon will have entered practical Virgo. You can go ahead and put away your toys from the last few Leo Moon days.

The efficiency and precision of Virgo is challenged as the Sun opposes optimistic Jupiter at 5:38 PM EDT. This energy definitely flies in the face of practical Virgo as you are pushed to excess, extravagance, and overindulgence.

The cycle between the Sun and Jupiter began in late September. In looking back at that time, consider what you started that was of an expansive nature. What big idea or plan did you begin in September? Now, at the planets’ opposition, look back and see how far you have come with that idea or that plan and then make any adjustments necessary to bring it into its fullest power. Pay attention to the places where you can give or receive big ideas or large pleasures.

It is probably best to leave your credit cards at home as it would be so easy to overspend. Watch where your eyes may be bigger than your stomach…. or your dream has gotten unrealistic. We must always remember the delicate balance between expansion and reality.

 

Halcyone by Herbert James Draper via Wiki Commons

Halcyone by Herbert James Draper via Wiki Commons

 

CHECK YOURSELF

Saturday, April 8, 2017:

Saturday starts out easily enough. You will probably feel productive and powerful due to a lovely Earth Grand Trine. However, the afternoon brings difficult challenges.

When Venus squares Saturn at 4:28 PM EDT, there may be issues that you can not ignore in your love life and relationships or you may need to face reality (and fear) concerning your finances. Face reality head-on; that does not mean to process things extensively with a partner.

Saturday’s transits will be better managed as an internal private job. Understand the reality of your situation and allowed it to be exactly as it is. Nothing must be resolved in this moment.

At 8:49 PM EDT, when the Sun squares destructive Pluto, you will be happy if you did not engage in any arguments. This challenging aspect insists that you face the truth of your deeper motivations and get clear on what is uncomfortable in your attempts to gain power over others. Be aware of your motivations and face yourself honestly.

If you are ready, bring your understanding of yourself to the table… speak only of your own path, don’t make any statement or assumption of what someone else is bringing to the table.

 

 

A SIMPLE PATH TO WORKING WITH MERCURY RETROGRADE

Sunday, April 9, 2017:

On Sunday morning, the Moon enters cooperative, charming Libra at 8:35 AM EDT. You are ready to re-establish peace and grace into your home and beyond. This is a great morning to go out for brunch with loved ones and friends. You are ready to deepen your connections as you learn the difference between codependency and interdependence. Give this some thought on Sunday morning.

The big news, however, is that at 7:14 PM EDT, Mercury turns retrograde at 4° Taurus. Spend time today preparing for the upcoming three weeks. Mercury will turn direct once again on May 3rd. If you have followed my writing over the years, you are familiar with the best ways to work with Mercury retrograde. Here is your reminder:

4 Simple Steps to Managing Mercury Retrograde!

  1. Don’t be afraid, worried, or concerned!
  2. Get a notebook and a pen. Make a list of everything that you have begun but NOT completed in the past few months.
  3. Get to work! Accomplish what is on this list! Only what is on this list!
  4. Don’t be tempted to start new projects, begin new commitments, new relationships, or new jobs!

Mercury retrograde brings us the gift of time to wrap up loose ends!

The Virgo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 4:22 AM EDT until she enters Libra at 8:35 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.

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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: January 23, 2017 through January 29, 2017

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Sen Ljubezni by Ivan Grohar via Wiki Common

Sen Ljubezni by Ivan Grohar via Wiki Common

 

A THREAD OF POETRY

Monday, January 23, 2017:

The week begins with an optimistic Sagittarius Moon enlarging your perspective and enabling you to understand others and expand your own vision.

At 4:28 PM EST, Mercury (ruling our intellect, communications, and perception) sextile Neptune (showing up as our imagination, compassion, and sensitivity) makes it easy for you to understand the perspective of those you meet and to speak directly to that perspective. Make the effort to show compassion with your words. Speak with sensitivity. There is a thread of poetry within your mind on Monday.

When bedtime comes, your emotions may feel excited and possibly, conflicted. Sleep will not come easily if the conversations begun earlier in the day swept you into imaginative states far outside your previous boundaries.

Don’t allow delusional thinking to wash away practical reality.

 

 

STRENGTH AND CLARITY

Tuesday, January 24, 2017:

Tuesday morning may bring with it a sense of unease, discomfort, and irritability. At 5:39 AM EST, the expansive Sagittarius Moon makes contact with restrictive Saturn. Your desire to expand beyond your present constraints feels thwarted.

At 12:34 PM EST, the Moon squares argumentative Mars; you can almost feel the collective growl of frustration and anger.

When the Moon enters Capricorn at 5:44 PM EST, you are able to settle down and focus on reality and your responsibilities as you move forward.

All in all, this is not a comfortable day. If you are able to find the ability to stay engaged without anger or resentment, this day offers an opportunity to release the past and move forward from a place of strength and clarity.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 12:34 PM EST until she interested half of corn at 5:44 PM EST.

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

 

 

BRING PRACTICAL IDEAS TO THE TABLE

Wednesday, January 25, 2017:

Cigana by Artur Timóteo da Costa via Wiki Commons

Cigana by Artur Timóteo da Costa via Wiki Commons

Wednesday provides an interesting and workable day.  Before you wake up, Venus forms a conjunction with Chiron (the wounded healer), bringing beauty to the sore places within your soul. Beauty and grace sooth the deepest wounds. Remember, vulnerability holds great strength and moves us beyond understanding.

At 2:07 PM EST, the practical Capricorn Moon forms a sextile (showing up as an opportunity) to mystical Neptune encouraging us to understand that practical reality and mystical intuition support each other in ways that are not always obvious.

When the Capricorn Moon conjunct Mercury at 6:59 PM EST, the practicality of your thinking helps you to turn your ambition to your highest understanding of what is good and right in the world. Find areas where you can help others with your most practical ideas.

 

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A SENSE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT

Thursday, January 26, 2017:

The disciplined Capricorn Moon encounters a series of challenging aspects on Thursday that will likely leave you feeling unsteady, anxious, and will have difficulty understanding your path forward.

Your best bet is to focus on your own ambitions, responsibilities, and necessary accomplishments. Follow your personal guidelines of integrity and, in all things, act with stable maturity.

It would be a mistake to look for fun, enjoyable endeavors on Thursday or to try to avoid work. Ending the day with a sense of accomplishment should be your goal from the start of the day.

At 3:05 PM EST, when the Moon forms a gentle sextile to lovely Venus you can anticipate easier energies to come into focus as long as you managed the morning without burning bridges or engaging in interpersonal difficulties.

Your goals for Thursday: Do not burn any bridges and end the day with a sense of accomplishment.

 

 

AQUARIUS NEW MOON – PLANT A SEED FOR THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY

Friday, January 27, 2017:

By the time you wake up on Friday morning, the Moon is in Aquarius. Generally speaking, Aquarius allows us healthy emotional detachment and objectivity.

However, due to a challenging square aspect between Venus and Saturn, this is a day of high-pressure and deep challenges to our values and relationships. Even the most optimistic of you may be challenged to maintain a light-hearted approach to the day.

Consider what action you need to take to deepen your commitment to your own true values. Remember, this does not indicate a bad day, but a day of serious action. It may be a very quiet action taken in the depth of your own soul.

At 7:08 PM EST, the dark phase of the Moon reaches its culmination at the New Moon at 8° Aquarius.

The Aquarius New Moon brings powerful energy to plant a seed for objectivity, progress, and revolutionary humanitarian efforts.

Set an intention regarding the ability to open your mind to innovations that will bring progressive humanitarian values forward.

Don’t neglect this New Moon ritual. Keep it simple. Take a moment to write down what you wish to begin, create, or increase in the upcoming cycle. 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 aspire 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.

Today’s New Moon at 8° Aquarius insists that you plant a seed of unconventional motion for the future and prepare yourself to grow in unconventional, humanitarian wisdom.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection)

From 2:18 AM EST until she enters Aquarius at 3:37 AM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

Love's Passing by Evelyn De Morgan via Wiki Commons

Love’s Passing by Evelyn De Morgan via Wiki Commons

 

 

DEVELOP COURAGE TO SERVE HUMANITY

Saturday, January 28, 2017:

When you wake up Saturday morning, aggressive Mars has entered impulsive Aries. Mars is powerful, forceful, and combative in Aries (the sign he rules) where he will remain until March 9th.

Pay attention to the area in your chart that holds the sign of Aries. Be aware and attempt to mitigate issues of anger and aggression that show up in this area of your life. This is an area where you can be courageous in taking action over the coming 6 weeks.

However, I must also say, watch the news.  Where do you see impulsive action, selfishness, and aggression expressed in the outer world?

The progressive Aquarius Moon is with us throughout the day making lovely aspects to unconventional Uranus and philosophical Jupiter. This will be a delightful day to gather with like-minded folks. Direct your collective assertive energy in a manner that will support the greater humanitarian community.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection)

From 12:53 AM EST until she enters Pisces at 11:11 AM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

 

POWER OF WORDS – POWERFUL THOUGHTS

Sunday, January 29, 2017:

Sleep late and enjoy a quiet morning on Sunday. The emotional Moon enters passive sensitive Pisces at 11:11 AM EST, asking that you pay attention to the development of your spirituality and compassion for self and others.

Additionally, Mercury conjunct Pluto at 3:21PM EST begins a new cycle of empowering the direction of your communications and your thinking. This is the time to begin a powerful study or profoundly deepen an existing one.

Serious power comes through your thoughts. Pay attention. Do some journal writing to contemplate the direction of your thoughts.

If you have plans to write this year, this is the day to begin the project!

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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: August 8, 2016 through August 14, 2016

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

Dame Ellen Terry ('Choosing') by George Frederic Watts via Wiki Commons

Dame Ellen Terry (‘Choosing’) by George Frederic Watts via Wiki Commons

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UNUSUAL SURPRISES

Monday, August 8, 2016:

I just love the looks of this Monday morning. With the Moon in Libra and the Sun in Leo, this is a delightful combination! As much attention and adoration as the Leo Sun can ask for, the Libra Moon willingly gives. These two support each other delightfully with playfulness and romance.

At 1:42 PM EDT, the Libra Moon opposes Uranus throwing a wild card into the mix. Depending on your own sensibilities and astrological makeup, this is the day of grand excitement or profound anxiety. Unexpected news and unusual surprises could come to light.

* It is also my birthday! Happy Birthday dear Astrolore!*

The Moon is VOC* from 1:42 PM EDT until she enters Scorpio in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Remember, there will be no result from anything that is begun during a VOC* Moon. This is neutral, not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant impact.

 

INTROSPECTION THROUGH LOVE OR ART

Tuesday, August 9, 2016:

On Tuesday, we head into deeper waters with the Moon in Scorpio encouraging us to look under the surface and hide from nothing. Yes, Scorpio has a bad rap, but we must question that and ask ourselves: where would we be without the deep introspection Scorpio calls for?

Anytime Scorpio speaks to us, we need to remember the importance of deep internal exploration. If we choose not to look deeply into our internal processes, we live with anxiety; if we look too deeply, we live with depression. Finding the balance between these two extremes is crucial.

On Tuesday, the intense Scorpio Moon makes lovely aspects to both Venus and Neptune. We are deeply sensitive, compassionate, and aware of the needs of others. This encourages us to meet introspection with an open heart and explore our inner depths through love and sexuality, or creativity and art.

 

EXPRESS VULNERABILITY

Abstract Sea by Emilia Bayer via Wiki Commons

Abstract Sea by Emilia Bayer via Wiki Commons

Wednesday, August 10, 2016:

Wednesday begins with a continuation of the introspection and sensitivity that we experienced on Tuesday. At 2:21 PM EDT, we come to the First Quarter Square of the Lunar Cycle. Whatever seed you planted for your New Moon ritual on August 2nd, now requires direct and concrete action.

Considering the intensity inherent in the two fixed signs involved (Moon in Scorpio, Sun in Leo) we must understand the requirement is in trusting our most private internal truth to outwardly expression. Who do you trust to see your inner life?

At 7:24 PM EDT, Mercury forms a free-flowing trine aspect to Pluto. Our words hold powerful transformative possibilities.

We are still in the waxing phase of the Moon; consider that you are building something to sustain the future. Express what needs to be expressed, do not hold back.  Allow yourself to experience the power of vulnerability.

 

DANCE… DANCE.. DANCE…

Thursday, August 11, 2016:

In the wee hours of the morning (1:22 AM EDT), the Scorpio Moon forms a sextile to Jupiter. Our dreams may be powerful and expansive but by the time we wake up the day moves at a slow pace until she enters Sagittarius at 1:24 PM EDT.

At this point, the energy shifts into high gear as our deep feelings come out of contemplation and into expansive awareness of the bigger picture. At 9:05 PM EDT, the Moon conjunct Mars making it difficult to settle down to an early night’s sleep. Don’t even try. I know it’s a Thursday night but this is a delightful evening to go out dancing. That’s my recommendation, pure and simple: Dance… Dance… Dance

If you don’t want to go out, that’s fine! Turn your living room or even your kitchen into a dance floor!

The Moon is VOC* from 1:22 AM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 1:24 PM EDT. Remember, there will be no result from anything that is begun during a VOC* Moon. This is neutral, not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant impact.

 

RELEASE JUDGEMENT

Friday, August 12, 2016:

I do hope you enjoyed the pleasures of Thursday night! I hope you went dancing just as I recommended,

Unfortunately, with the Moon conjunct Saturn at 8:52 AM EDT you may not feel so great on Friday morning. Perhaps, you didn’t get enough sleep or are experiencing other repercussions from so much fun. What are you learning that will support you in future late night adventures? If the ‘fun/ pleasure’ is truly important, you can learn to accept the consequences and/or take measures that will mitigate those consequences. If it is not important, you go home and to bed early! It is not rocket science. Learn from your mis-steps and you will be delighted to have had them.

Several hours later, at 11:39 AM EDT, the Moon squares Neptune reminding us of the ongoing square between Saturn and Neptune and it’s power of disruption.

The final of three exact ‘hits’ of this aspect occurs on September 10, 2016. Whatever your experience is of this planetary struggle, you will be reminded of it on Friday. This may show up in your life as issues of compassion vs. selfishness, confusion vs. determination, dreams vs. reality, sensitivity vs. control.

It is easy to see how this is playing out in the political and social arena and on the world stage. Where is it playing out in your personal circumstances? In our personal lives and in the culture, seeking balance and expressing kindness is key.

At 7:59 PM EDT, Jupiter opposes Chiron showing us the importance of acceptance and openhearted compassion. The cycle between Jupiter and Chiron began in 2009. Did your understanding of your inner wound come into view or expand at that time?

Now, in mid-August 2016, you are able to see where that understanding has manifested in your life. Consider any fears and self-judgment you have brought with you from that time. Bring those fears to a mystical space.

When you clearly see your own intolerance, prejudice, and racism. you can begin the hard work of unraveling it. We must look at reality in order to make it better. We cannot fix a problem we cannot face. Yes, we are beginning to see. That is my hope and what I see reflected in this powerful day.

Figures on the Beach at Trouville by Eugene Louis Boudin via Wiki Commons

Figures on the Beach at Trouville by Eugene Louis Boudin via Wiki Commons

MOVING FORWARD; FACING REALITY

Saturday August 13, 2016:

Having been retrograde since March 25th, Saturn stations direct on Saturday at 5:50 AM EDT. Consider what Saturn represents and remember that each planet has a positive side and a more challenging side. Think about Saturn as the heavy hand of reality. Restriction, responsibility, and duty are represented here as well as self-respect, self-determination, solitude, and the ability to build stable structures. When we work well with Saturn, we receive her gifts. As time passes, we learn how to work with these energies more easily and our lives reflect that ease.  When we fight against Saturn, our lives contract and crystallize into structures of limitation and restriction. During the times when Saturn is retrograde, we consider our responsibilities and refrain from taking on new ones.

With Saturn now turning direct, we are ready to look clearly at our circumstances and prepare to build more stable structures and take on responsibilities that will support future growth.

At 10:30 AM EDT, Venus square Saturn suggesting the importance of working with challenges in your personal relationships and in your financial circumstances. The cycle between Saturn and Venus is a cycle of strengthening relationships and personal values. It is the cycle of responsibility and learning through love and/or money. This cycle began in early January. What seed did you plant at that time regarding love or personal value? On June 3rd, you were able to see how far you had come in this regard. Now, it is time to release the expectations you have built in order to prepare for a deepening sense of responsibility toward relationship or money at the end of October.

For now, be clear of the reality of your love life and your bank balance.

The Moon is VOC* from 1:36 PM EDT until she enters Capricorn in the early hours of Sunday morning. Remember, there will be no result from anything that is begun during a VOC* Moon. This is neutral, not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant impact.

 

BALANCE REALITY & INTUITION

Sunday, August 14, 2016:

Shortly after midnight, the Moon enters stable Capricorn bringing the seriousness of Saturday along into Sunday. However, very different energy is asking us to look at it. At 1:03 PM EDT, Venus opposes Neptune reminding us of a dream that began on March 20, 2016 (give or take a few days).

Perhaps you began an art project, a meditation practice, or a love affair. Whatever began at that time required that you take action to move it forward in the first few days of June. Now, we are encouraged to look clearly at how far that dream has come and how well the seed has grown. We are able to look at our love and our values within a mystical light.

Venus is reflecting to us the current square between serious Saturn and mystical Neptune. This is not easy.  On the one hand, we are looking at reality and structure (Saturn); on the other hand we are looking at confusion or mysticism (Neptune). How do we work with both sides of this equation in both our romantic love relationships and our relationship with money and resources?

It is important that make the effort to balance reality and intuition. It is important that we allow our lives to not fully make sense at this time. It is important that we bring both poetry and hard work to all that we do. Even as you create structure in your relationship, read poetry together, get lost in music, explore the mystical side of love, and explore the mystical soft side of life. Find balance, release expectations.

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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: October 5, 2015 through October 11, 2015

Contemplation for the week:
“…feelings like disappointment, embarrassment, irritation, resentment, anger, jealousy, and fear, instead of being bad news, are actually very clear moments that teach us where it is that we’re holding back. They teach us to perk up and lean in when we feel we’d rather collapse and back away. They’re like messengers that show us, with terrifying clarity, exactly where we’re stuck. This very moment is the perfect teacher, and, lucky for us, it’s with us wherever we are.” ~Pema Chodron

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Black Eyed Susans by Jennie Kristel of www.journeyworksvt.com

One thing that surprised me when I looked at this week is that suddenly we are having very long Void of Course (VOC*) Moon times. This is caused by the majority of planets being in early degree of their signs. Remember, that the VOC* Moon is the period of time following the final major degree the Moon forms in one sign until it enters the following sign.

Each week below the daily forecasts I list the exact times when the Moon is VOC* and a bit of an explanation about what that means. During these periods, it is best to keep your attention on routine tasks. The way to think about it is that anything you begin during the VOC* Moon is not going to amount to very much. Keeping that simple thought in mind should keep you on track.

Another thing I’d like to bring to your attention is the upcoming square between Saturn and Neptune. The dates of the exact square aspects between them are November 26, 2015; June 17, 2016; and September 10, 2016. This quickly approaching aspect is going to profoundly color the coming year.

Think about the way these two planets function; consider how they will challenge each other, our personal lives, and the world. Saturn represents structure, controls, and containment while Neptune represents the dissolving of barriers. This aspect will occur between 7° and 12° of mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces).

For now, I want you to simply think about how these planets will work together in your own life and in the world at large. We will be having more conversation about this aspect in the coming weeks.

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KEEP NOSTALGIA AT BAY

Monday, October 5, 2015:

If only we could all take the day off on Monday.

The Cancer Moon focuses our attention on domestic and emotional issues. How nice would it be to stay home today, make a pot of soup and sort through old love letters or photo albums? There is likely to be a soft internal spot within you that likes that idea.

However, nostalgia, as easy as it would be to engage in, is not the place to put your energy. The Cancer Moon likes to pull us deep into the heart of the past; the ghosts of the past easily call to us. Keep in mind that nostalgia tends to have a poor memory and a deeply active imagination.

When we are in the grip of nostalgia, there is little room for reality. Our rose-colored glasses are firmly in place. When that sense of nostalgia tries to worm its way into your thinking, take some steps to move into the present time. Use that warm internal soft space to make contact with love exactly where you are at this point in time.

Create a day that you can look back on with gratitude. Allow the vulnerability of your own heart to be open in all your encounters.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* following a square to Uranus at 7:05 AM EDT. Whatever activities you engage in will not ultimately have a huge impact. Practice kindness and simplicity.

“What makes you vulnerable makes you beautiful.” ~Brene Brown

 

DREAMS AND TRANSFORMATION

Tuesday, October 6, 2015:

The Moon has entered Leo by the time we begin Tuesday, leaving behind the emotional turmoil of Monday.

Tuesday is an active day with the Sun square Pluto, Mercury sextile Saturn, and Mars opposing Neptune.

On January 3, 2015, the Sun and Pluto began their annual cycle of inner transformation. During the same month, Mars and Neptune came together. What grand transformation began last January and what dream was intimately connected with that transformation?

What actions were taken on that issue in early April and late May? By early July, it was probably crystal clear how successful this transformation had been in bringing your life where you were hoping to go.

Now, you are at a point of clarity regarding that transformation. Now, it is time to assimilate what you have learned. A new cycle of intense transformation will begin in early January 2016.

You will be powerfully called to look back and explore what you began in January. How have you managed these powerful life shifts? How can you adjust where you now find yourself? The powerful transformation along with the passionate dream that began in January 2015 has brought you along a particular path. It may feel that it was the wrong path, or you may better understand that it was the only path truly available to you given all the considerations. Everyone’s experience will differ.

Many of us began a process of major transformation without enough clarity to support our direction. It may feel very clear that you took the wrong path. At this time, it is clear if we made a mistake. Did we begin to walk the path better left untrodden? It may feel that way.

Please remember the story continues and we get to choose how we write that story. Regret has no worthwhile purpose; it only weakens our ability to move forward. No matter what mistake you may think you made, there are lessons that you are learning and gifts that you have given along the way. Hold your head up and understand that in order to live a wholehearted life, mistakes are a very necessary part of the ride.

Saturn sextile Mercury offers us an opportunity to see these larger cycles from a more practical perspective. We are able to see and utilize the growth and deepening of our own understanding that these intense energies have brought us.

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream another dream.” ~ C. S. Lewis

 

Rainbow Sails by Laurie Farrington of St. Albans, VT

Rainbow Sails by Laurie Farrington of St. Albans, VT

PLAY OR REST; SIMPLY INDULGE

Wednesday, October 7, 2015:

Tuesday’s intense need to look back will certainly still be in the air on Wednesday, but remember, the Moon is in Leo. Put all that intensity aside and find time to play!

Yes, it is a work day for most of you but it will do your soul good to find friends to play with after work or simply head home for an evening of indulgence.

Remember, Leo brings us the energy of the big cats. Big cats are powerful in the hunt, playful in their interactions with their friends and family, but they also spend large amounts of time simply resting, indulging themselves lounging in the warm sun, sleeping and pruning.

Take a lesson from those cats; indulge in pleasure, warmth, and rest.

“Choose your thoughts carefully. Keep what brings you peace, release what brings you suffering, and know that happiness is just a thought away.” ~ Nishan Panwar

 

CONTEMPLATE SERVICE AND LOVE

Thursday, October 8, 2015:

The most significant news on Thursday is the movement of Venus into Virgo where she will remain until November 8th. Venus represents our personal values and speaks to us of intimate relationships, money, and things that we deeply value.

While Venus was in Leo (since June 5, 2015) you were probably less cautious in these areas and more dramatic. Now, while Venus is in Virgo you are more interested in expressing your love in more practical terms. You are likely to be more cautious and discriminating with your money and expressions of love.

Your expressions are practical, yet sensual, with less self-indulgence and more of an eye toward the service of others.

The Leo Moon is VOC until she enters Virgo at 3:51 PM EDT; a great contemplation for Thursday would revolve around practicality and seeking to be of service to those you love.

“What you do today is important, because you are exchanging a day of your life for it.” ~ Unknown

 

MERCURY DIRECT – MOVE FORWARD

Friday, October 9, 2015:

Clearly, the most significant thing about Friday is the fact that Mercury finally turns direct at 0° Libra. Yes, we are ready to move forward!

Have you completed what you intended to complete during this Mercury retrograde? How have you managed the issues of communication time? Are you ready to move forward?

Over the coming weeks, you can anticipate like moving at a somewhat smoother pace. Our projects and communications have very likely felt stuck in challenging over the past three weeks. Mercury will be in forward motion until the next retrograde in January of 2016.

The Moon will be in Virgo throughout Friday offering you the opportunity of a productive day. Leave your desk tidy and your tasks complete when you leave work for the weekend.

“Appreciation is an excellent thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us, as well. ” ~ Voltaire

 

Pink Sky by Cassandra Gengras

Pink Sky by Cassandra Gengras

TAKE SPACE FOR TIME ALONE

Saturday, October 10, 2015:

This weekend will probably not be one of light fun and games! The good news is that you may benefit through developing maturity or a deeper security within your own skin; to reach this benefit there is internal work to be done.

Today, Venus square Saturn. You may notice yourself feeling more inhibited that usual and a bit uncomfortable in your own skin. You may be unusually concerned with what is proper or you may be with others who are judging you by these standards.

You may feel misunderstood. Others may seem unkind or even cold. Creativity is probably not flowing easily. However, solitary work and the contemplation of what your changing values are teaching you will bring the most gain.

The cycle between Venus and Saturn may manifest as a stabilizing of your values, becoming responsible for your finances, or even learning to comfortably embrace your aging body or lower your financial expectations.

To understand how this is working in your life look back to the beginning of the cycle in mid-November 2014. I wish we all kept a journal! It would make this process so much clearer. At any rate, the cycle began in November 2014, a major step was taken forward at the end of January 2015, the cycle reached its peak in mid-April 2015, and now it becomes clear that in order to move forward you must make a major adjustment.

If you pay attention, the discomfort of this weekend will show you the steps that must now be taken to lead you to the ending of this cycle (and the beginning of a new one) in early January 2016.

Spend time alone, give each other space! Go for a walk. Meditate.

“In solitude, the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.” ~ Laurence Sterne

 

ANXIETY OR EXCITEMENT

Sunday, October 11, 2015:

Wow. What a weekend. The heaviness of Venus square Saturn must be managed on Saturday and then by the end of Sunday, the Sun opposes Uranus.

For some of you, this aspect will shift you quite quickly from hard inner work into a state of excitement. For others, this may show up as a great deal of anxiety and stress. It depends on each individual’s relationship with the energy of Uranus. If possible, choose excitement!

The Moon is in Libra and we are more likely to want to be with others on Sunday. However, if you notice yourself heading into a state of anxiety, try to find a physical activity to release and dispel that energy. Spend a bit of time in meditation to release whatever thoughts are driving the anxiety and then move into a physical activity for excitement and fun.

It could be as simple as going apple picking or as complex as skydiving. If you want to look at the bigger picture, the cycle of the Sun and Uranus began in early April. Did something exciting or anxiety producing begin at that time? However, you have managed the time since, now brings you to the release of that energy.

You can expect restlessness and an expanded need for personal freedom. You do not want to be limited in any way nor have any restrictions placed on you by another.

Become aware of the uniqueness of yourself and every other individual; respect the differences you see in others and show your unique authentic self.

“You’ll never know who you are unless you shed who you pretend to be” ~ Vironika Tugaleva
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This week: The VOC* Moon!

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

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

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

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

Monday, October 5, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Cancer) following a square to Uranus at 7:05 AM EDT until she enters Leo on Tuesday, October 6 at 4:31 AM EDT.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Leo) following a trine to Uranus at 5:11 PM EDT until she enters Virgo on October 8 at 3:51 PM EDT.

Friday, October 9, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Virgo) following a trine to Pluto at 6:13 PM EDT until she enters Libra on October 11 at 4:46 AM EDT.

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

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