Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: August 19, 2019, through August 25, 2019


A note from Laurie:
I normally spend my Saturdays writing the blog. I putter and write, putter and write. I enjoy this process of writing, puttering and look and thinking of the week ahead.
This Saturday nothing went as planned. I started the day with a wonderful consultation with a delightful woman. I rarely meet with clients on weekends.
No sooner had I finished the consultation than I received word that my beloved aunt’s health was spirally quickly downhill. I think of this aunt as a mother. I love her from a very deep familial place. I quickly packed a bag and headed out for a four hour drive over the mountains to be with her.
Now I am at her home and will do my best to make an abbreviated post for each day of next week. Thank you for your patience. Please send prayers and love for the passing of my sweet auntie. I am honored to be at her side as she prepares for her passage.

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Monday, August 19, 2019:

The week begins on an assertive note with the Moon in confident decisive Aries. Your thoughts will be focused on your own personal needs, hopes, desires, and wishes.
Don’t be surprised if you find yourself facing stress today. Aries wants to teach us to develop courage, fortitude, and boldness. No one in the history of the world has developed courage without facing stress.
Therefore, welcome the stress that you encounter today. The courage you build will serve you well when you need it for the serious burdens and hardships that inevitably come with this life.
When the Moon is in Aries, you are ready to take on a challenge, be competitive, take a risk, prove something to yourself.


Tuesday, August 20, 2019:

The first few hours of the morning may prove to be fraught with power struggles that bring up anger and frustration. I know that sounds rough, but it will pass quickly (Moon square Pluto at 6:54 AM EDT). If you simply keep calm and quiet it doesn’t have to be an issue at all, let the stress roll off your back.
This evening the Moon, still in Aries, forms a lovely trine aspect to the Sun sweeping away any issues left from this morning. The Aries Moon pushes you to go after your goals, knowing that you have what it takes to push through whatever obstacles get in your way. If you have been procrastinating over something, now is the time to set it in motion.


Wednesday, August 21, 2019:

In the wee hours of the morning, the Moon enters stable Taurus allowing you to release the activity and stress of the past few days. It is time to settle into a focus on comfort, loyalty, and connection.
At 5:06 AM EDT, Venus, the planet that represents love and beauty, follows Mars into Virgo. Full Virgo Season will settle in on Friday morning when the Sun joins them in Virgo. Can’t you feel the Summer coming to a close? Are you ready? With both Venus and the Moon in Earth signs, we step into the ability to experience life fully through your senses. Slow down, be quiet, be still, there is no need to push yourself. Indulge your senses with excellent food, aromas, beauty, music, and physical touch. Approach circumstances with a perspective of slow sensual awareness. Go for a long leisurely walk in nature. Breath deeply.
Mercury trine Jupiter today allowing your thoughts and opinions to expand with ease. Think and speak of growth and expansion and your opinions will land easily in the hearts and minds of others.

The Aries Moon is void-of-course from 12:07 AM EDT until she enters Taurus at 12:37 AM EDT. This suggests that what begins during this time will not have a significant impact.



Thursday, August 22, 2019:

Today is the last day with the Sun in Leo. Playtime is about to shift into a time of effort, study, and work. We are ready to settle down.
With the Moon in Taurus, this is a day to move slowly and engage with your 5 senses – taste, sight, touch, smell, and sound. Make sure each sense is fully fed.
Get outdoors in nature, smell the flowers, weed your garden, and walk barefoot on the earth. Listen to the trees sing and pay attention to the messages the earth is constantly offering. Enjoy cuddling with your partner, a hearty meal, and a walk in nature.
The desire and need for loyalty, security, peace, and comfort are what motivates you when the Moon is in Taurus. Look for sensuality and constancy. Resist change, slow down and relax. Seek comfort and an escape from the chaos of life.

The Taurus Moon is void-of-course from 5:32 PM EDT until she enters Gemini tomorrow morning at 10:34 AM EDT. This suggests that what begins during this time will not have a significant impact.



Friday, August 23, 2019:

At 6:01 AM EDT the Sun leaves playful Leo behind to enter analytical Virgo. This seems the most impressive and powerful shift from one sign to another. We have been busy enjoying summer, parties, cookouts, and festivals. Now it is time to go back to school, pick up a serious study or a project that has been bubbling in your mind.
At 10:34 AM EDT the Moon enters Gemini encouraging communication, curiosity, and gathering information. Both Virgo and Gemini are ‘ruled’ by Mercury, the planet of our mentality, making this a day of rational thought and conversation.
When the Moon is in Gemini we tend to be talkative, lighthearted, and friendly. There are so many stories to hear and stories to share.
Your mind is probably moving quickly, as you seek mental stimulation and lots of activity. If you notice restlessness find intellectually stimulating folks to engage with.
At 10:57 AM EDT we come to the Last Quarter Moon, a challenging square aspect between the Sun and Moon. The First and Last Quarter Moons are times of great possibilities or crisis. This is a time to make a choice that will move you in one direction or another. Choose well.

The Taurus Moon is void-of-course until she enters Gemini at 10:34 AM EDT. This suggests that what begins during this time will not have a significant impact



Saturday, August 24, 2019:

The weekend begins as Venus joins with Mars in cautious exacting Virgo. When Venus and Mars come together your desire for intimacy and love increase. You find that you can be direct and purposeful in your search for a partner or lover. Mars represents desire and drive while Venus represents attraction and allure. Venus softens Mars even as Mars toughens up Venus. Together they increase your charisma and issues of love and passion draw you in. This is a great time for finding new friendships, new lovers, or new partners.
As the Moon continues its path through Gemini you find yourself increasingly curious and seeking to understand all that is brought to your attention. The Gemini Moon wants you to engage socially and bring versatility and diversity to your way of life.
Make a list of incidental chores that need to be done, phone calls and emails that you need to respond to. This is a great day to run around town meeting with folks and getting things done.
Conversations move quickly and with usual wit. Don’t forget to listen as well as speak. With others speaking more freely than usual you may be surprised at what you learn.


Sunday, August 25, 2019:

The Moon continues its path through Gemini encouraging communication, curiosity, and the gathering of information. This is a great day to listen to the stories of others and tell your own. The energy of the Gemini Moon is friendly, lighthearted, and talkative. A Sunday brunch with your most chatty friends would be a great way to start the day.
At 5:06 PM EDT things change just the way you would like them to on a Sunday evening as the Moon enters Cancer. Now it will be time to head home and settle in for an evening of comfort food, family, and intimate loved ones.

You may spend the evening feeling more nostalgic and domestic than usual. Your emotions are heightened and you may want to share memories of the past. Allow yourself to indulge in chocolate cake or whatever comfort food soothes your soul.


The Gemini Moon is void-of-course from 2:59 AM EDT until she enters Cancer at 5:06 PM EDT. This suggests that what begins during this time will not have significant impact.


* 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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