ASTROLOGY WEEKLY: December 31, 2018, through January 6, 2019


Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather

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Astrology is one of the earliest attempts made by man to find the order hidden behind or within the confusing and apparent chaos that exists in the world.” ~ Karen Hamaker-Zondag





Monday, December 31, 2018:

It seems appropriate that the Moon is passing through Scorpio, on this last day of 2018. You are naturally inclined to examine issues of power and transformation, you understand that in order to grow you must allow circumstances to be fully overhauled through destruction and regeneration. Open your heart and mind to deep passion, determination, and powerful change.

At 9:19 PM EDT Mars, the planet of assertiveness, strength, and initiative enters Aries, the sign it ‘rules’. Watch the world over the next few days while Mars is at the power point of Zero Degree Aries. You will see issues of courage, rage, strength, and violence clearly exhibited. Look to what house in your own chart holds Aries. What act of courage and initiative is needed? Without taking courageous action you could easily turn to selfishness, impatience, frustration, and anger. Take a deep breath, understand what needs to be done, summon courage, and take the plunge. Don’t worry about the details, for now, it is important that you simply take action where you know it is needed.




Tuesday, January 1, 2019:

The year begins with the Scorpio Moon making easy aspects of power (Pluto) and pleasure (Venus). Rest up from your most recent revelries and parties. Sit down with a hot cup of coffee and work on your goals for the coming year. What issues or circumstances in your life are in need of big change in the year ahead? We all know that New Year’s resolutions are very hard to maintain once the glow wears off.

Never the less, take the time to connect with your deepest desires for change in the coming year. Don’t make unrealistic promises but get clear about what you would like to be different by year’s end. Look deeply into unexplored dark corners of your life/mind, face the truth and prepare to make changes.

With the Moon in Scorpio, go deep as you focus your mind and allow emotions to bubble to the surface. There is transformation and powerful healing work occurring beneath the surface. For now, rest, plan, and allow.


The Scorpio Moon is void-of-course from 5:27 PM EST until she enters Sagittarius at 3:59 AM EST in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. This condition merely suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have a significant future impact.



Wednesday, January 2, 2019:

In the wee hours of the morning (12:49 AM EST) the Sun joins with hard-working, authoritative Saturn. This begins a one year cycle of stabilization and determination. Continue developing goals for 2019. What house holds Capricorn in your chart? There is hard work to accomplish in this area; plant a seed for that now.

You may feel satisfaction for work well done or you may feel sluggish, restricted, and insecure. The party is over and it is time to pay the piper. Much of how you feel now depends on how responsible and diligent you have been over the past 12 months. Be prepared to take on more responsibilities, duties, and obligations going forward. Set up systems of organization for the year ahead.

The Moon in Sagittarius helps to lighten a heavy day and encourages you to add travel and learning to your goals for the upcoming year. Do the hard lifting in the morning and take a break later in the day to simply allow yourself to look beyond issues of work. Remember part of your path ahead involves fun and growth. Do not neglect that in your plans.


The Scorpio Moon is void-of-course until she enters Sagittarius at 3:59 AM EST. I suspect you will sleep through it. This condition merely suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have a significant future impact.



Thursday, January 3, 2019:

With the Moon in Sagittarius, you may feel the need to shift and change your physical and emotional environment. You feel adventurous, excited, and possibly restless. You want to have new interesting experiences that will stretch your awareness and understanding.

You will want to push yourself, get outdoors, move your body and mind. Movement is important to keep restlessness at bay.

See and experience the world from a new and different perspective. If you find yourself in a funk get out in the world; people watching will do wonders for your frame of mind. With the Moon square Neptune, make up stories about everyone you see, stretching your mind into imagination will help you to gain a higher understanding of humanity in general.

This is a great day to philosophize with friends; make travel plans, socialize, explore other cultures, and enjoy humor.




Friday, January 4, 2019:

The day begins under the intensely exciting influence of Mercury trine Uranus. Do you remember an unusual idea or new way of thinking that began in May and culminated in October? Now you are ready to share that understanding with a few trusted friends. You may find that you are teaching others without realizing it; we teach a great deal by simply modeling behavior. You may receive exciting or surprising news, have a chance encounter with interesting folks, or have a sudden epiphany. Allow yourself to think outside convention and watch for big ideas or sudden insights.

At 1:55 PM EST the Moon enters Capricorn making for a much less social weekend ahead. After the past few weeks of parties, family, friends, and holidays we are ready to settle in for more goal-oriented solitary time.

Later in the afternoon with the Sun sextile Neptune, your sensitivities are heightened and you may find yourself easily understanding the subtleties of what is happening below the surface. There is empathy and receptivity in the air. We can all more easily understand, love, and forgive.

At 10:39 PM EST Mercury joins the Moon, Saturn, the Sun, Pluto, and the South Node in Capricorn. This leads us into a very serious weekend best dedicated to building self-respect through determination, hard work, and solitary maturity.


“Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.” ~ Og Mandino




Saturday, January 5, 2019:

If you were hoping for a playful fun weekend, it is time to change those ideas. Now that Mercury is in Capricorn your thinking is more methodical and your planing solid, sober, and practical. It may be a challenge to remain upbeat; watch the fine line between working hard and become overly fixated and pessimistic.

Have you done the serious work of planning for 2019? Take time this weekend to do that. This weekend is an important time for planning.

Today’s New Moon is a partial Solar Eclipse so its impact lasts 6 months rather than the 4 weeks of most New Moons. This Eclipse is conjunct Saturn bringing even more serious effort and intent to the table. Whatever you set up now will reverberate into the future. This is a great time to start or grow a business. Set your goals on paper! Make sure integrity is built into the very fabric of whatever you begin now or the result will be regrettable.

The Capricorn New Moon occurs at 15degrees Capricorn at 8:29 PM EST. It is best to do your New Moon ritual on Sunday or even Monday after the Moon has moved away from the ‘beams of the Sun’. The growth of the seed you plant will be supported by the wait.

Keep your ritual simple. First write down the changes you wish to begin, create, or increase. With the Capricorn New Moon, the intention you set will be ambitious, business related, requiring hard work, and sustained effort.

If you know what house in your birth chart holds Capricorn, it will help you clarify where this effort is needed. For example, if Capricorn rules (is on the cusp of) your 1st house, set an intention for serious effort regarding how you present your personality; if it is in the 4th house set an intention to bring serious effort to your family relationships or your home environment. If Capricorn is in the 7th house perhaps you need to make a significant commitment to a partner; in the 10th house, you may need to put your nose to the grindstone and focus on the ambitious growth of a business.

If you don’t know what house is involved, simply go with your intuition regarding the area of life that requires maturity, focus, and hard work. Better yet check out my Patreon Group or make an appointment for a consultation. Contact me.

~~ The Ritual ~~

Have two candles available; light a candle to represent yourself, as you are in the moment. Light another 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, then light the second candle, focusing on drawing to you what you wish to create, bringing the two candles closer together. Do this each day until at the Full Moon, you bring them fully together and acknowledge the result of what you have created.

The Capricorn New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of maturity, facing reality, growth through hard work, and stability.



Sunday, January 6, 2019:

When Uranus first entered Taurus in May 2018 you may have been anticipating a major change in some area of your life. In August that change stalled as Uranus turned retrograde. Internal changes needed to occur. Now, slowly we see the light at the end of the tunnel as we prepare for that change. When Uranus reenters Taurus on March 6th forward motion will resume powerfully. What house does Taurus hold in your chart? What is the change you are waiting for? Uranus is the planet of revolution, defiance, and non-conformity. Watch how this plays out over the coming months not only in your personal life but on the cultural, political, and world stage.

The Moon continues through Capricorn until Monday morning. This is a day to spend time alone working on your own goals and ambitions. Get serious about the work that you want to accomplish. Put a stake in the ground and determine the direction that will bring you where you need to go. Work on those Goals. Make plans. Love Life.



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

~ Dane Rudhyar “Astrological Aspects – a Process Oriented Approach” 1980


* 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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