This Week’s Scorpio Full Moon Shows us the Nature of Our Desire
I am delighted to be back!
Again, I apologize for not having the weekly posts here on the blog for the past two weeks. I hope you have read the daily posts on Facebook.
In case you are wondering; Brenda is working hard on her recovery. We are both focusing on consistent exercise and making healthier food choices. 😉
I have moved out of my Burlington apartment and am now living in the northern wilderness, very close to the Canadian border! I am enjoying the quiet, the wildlife I see along the road, and the owls and peepers I hear at night.
As much as I have watched the lives of my clients transform over the past several years, I was not anticipating such total transformation in my own life. Somehow, I believed that major life transformation was the province of youth or of those not obsessively watching the planetary cycles! Ha! What a silly thought that was!

On the Lawn by Georges Barbier

On the Lawn by Georges Barbier

The early part of this week looks pleasant and relatively uncomplicated. As we move toward the weekend, we may encounter some stress and intensity of emotion.
Sunday brings us to a powerful Full Moon in Scorpio, illuminating our desires and demanding that we work within the full reality of our situation. The full reality is never as easy to see as one may imagine; take time to consider the perspective from which you view the world.
As an exercise, consider your situation from the perspective of others. Working with a multitude of perspectives enables us a clearer view of reality.
Monday, April 27, 2015:
The week begins with the Leo Moon square Mercury in Taurus at 10:13 AM EDT. Our stable thought processes may struggle with our emotional need to engage in high drama and playfulness.
Between 10:13 AM EDT and 9:08 PM EDT, the Leo Moon is VOC*, offering us time to move slowly into the week. It is best not to schedule anything of future significance during this time.
Good conversation along with a playful attitude is available today. Join your colleagues or coworkers for a cocktail or coffee after work. Simple socialization and openhearted friendliness without an agenda is a great way to utilize the energy of this day.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015:
On Tuesday, we are ready to settle into some serious work. The Moon is in hard-working Virgo, allowing us to focus on the details of any project we are involved in. Take advantage of this push toward accomplishment as early in the day as possible.
The Virgo Moon is supported by Saturn early in the day and by the Taurus Sun in the afternoon. Plan on getting a good deal of work accomplished by mid afternoon.
At 4:00 PM, the Virgo Moon opposes Neptune and we may lose focus and simply need the evening hours for dreamy consideration of the softer side of life. Watch a good film tonight. Please don’t waste time on bad television; find a film that will detach your mind from its most solid moorings and allow your imagination to soar.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015:
In many ways, Wednesday is going to be a simple mirror image of Tuesday. Again, we start the day off with a great deal of energy that can be used toward accomplishment and working with details.
Painting of Romeo and Juliet, artist unknown

Painting of Romeo and Juliet, artist unknown

I can imagine our work feeling inspired and even infused with empowerment, assertiveness, and drive. You will not want to waste this energy. Find the projects that most need motivation and drive and put your attention on those!
At 7:10 PM EDT, the Sun sextile Neptune. The cycle between the Sun and Neptune began the last week of February 2015. What dream did you choose to begin at that time?
Consider that dream; spend time gathering information, and researching what your next steps toward it will be. The requirement today is not in action but in gathering the information that will enable serious action at the end of May.
Thursday, April 30, 2015:
Thursday begins with the Moon in Virgo becoming VOC* following a trine to Mercury at 8:24 AM EDT. This is a brief VOC* as the Moon enters Libra at 10:02 AM EDT. This is another day that would be good for socializing after work. Others should be feeling good about their accomplishments and with the diplomacy of Libra. This is a great time for social bonding.
At 9:59 PM EDT, Mercury enters its home sign of Gemini where it will remain until July 8, 2015. If that seems like a long time in one sign, it is! Yes, Mercury will be retrograde in Gemini between May 18th and June 11th. Get this information on your calendar right away, so that you can prepare ahead of time!
For now, enjoy Mercury in Gemini. Mercury is the planet that represents what we think about, our skills and struggles with communication, and our thought processes in general. Mercury loves to be in Gemini where it can think and process information more easily than in any other sign.
Friday, May 1, 2015:
Friday, as the Moon passes through Libra, she once again encounters both Pluto and Uranus. We are reminded of the struggles and challenges we have encountered in the past few years. This is an excellent day to take stock of the mistakes you have made along the way. Consider any toes you may have stepped on throughout the period of your most recent life transformation.
Perhaps, you have left others feeling disregarded, disrespected, or uncared for as your own needs have demanded your focus. Consider any amends or apologies that may be in order.
The apologies themselves can wait and be made at the next New Moon (May 17). Determine who those apologies need to go to, make the commitment to do so, and get it on your calendar.
Two Lovers in a Garden, artist unknown

Two Lovers in a Garden, artist unknown

Saturday, May 2, 2015:
Saturday begins with the Moon still in Libra. She makes a beautiful trine aspect to Venus at 10:04 AM EDT, followed by a full day of the Libra Moon VOC*. This is a lovely day for simply enjoying your life.
Hang out in coffee shops with friends, spend the day in a museum, or watching people on the street. This is not a day for shopping or for trying to accomplish anything for the future. This is a day for simple enjoyment. Don’t complicate it!
At 9:47 PM EDT, the Moon enters Scorpio bringing us to an evening of intense emotional connection, deep sexual pleasure or intensification, or profound psychological probing. If you spend Saturday evening/night with someone you do not know well, this will bring your connection to a profound depth quite quickly.
Sunday, May 3, 2015:
Sunday brings us to the Full Moon in Scorpio as we experience sexual and emotional passion and connection. This is not the day to spend with folks you want a light or casual connection with. There is far too much emotional intensity within the environment of the day.
Spend time alone looking into your own deep psychological patterns or connect on a profoundly deep level with others.
Early Sunday morning, at 4:34 AM EDT, Mercury opposes Saturn. If you keep a journal or are able to remember the serious consideration or conversation you began during the last week of November 2014; now you are able to see exactly where that conversation or consideration has brought you. The full energy of that conversation is now fully revealed and that creative expression is now released.
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, April 27, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Leo) following a square to Mercury at 10:13 AM EDT until entering Virgo at 9:08 PM EDT.
Thursday, April 30, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Virgo) following a trine to Mercury at 8:24 AM EDT until she enters Libra at 10:02 AM EDT.
Saturday, May 2, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Libra) following a trine to Venus at 10:04 AM EDT until entering Scorpio at 9:47 PM EDT.
* 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 I consider: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.  The planets I am working with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.