Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: August 3, 2015 through August 9, 2015
This week and next are terribly busy! Posts are going to be a bit briefer than normal. With my birthday on Saturday, I have other things to do!
So… for now we have just the daily posts. Enjoy the Summer and enjoy my birthday!
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Sunflower by Laurie Farrington of St. Albans, VT

Sunflower by Laurie Farrington of St. Albans, VT

Monday, August 3, 2015:
I suspect that you could do with more assertiveness and less soft sensitivity on Monday morning. You may find yourself wanting to stay in bed, listen to music, make love, meditate, or pray. This is a day for deep contemplation.
At 7:24 PM EDT, the Moon leaves Pisces to enter Aries. At that point, your imagination and dreaminess will give way to a strong need to direct your physical energy more assertively. A bike ride, a run, or other solitary physical activities, will bring much needed energy to your body and help keep unnecessary aggressiveness at bay.
Jupiter squares Saturn on Monday asking you to make necessary adjustments. You may have recently noticed behaviors or thought patterns within yourself that no longer seem appropriate or in accordance with your current circumstances and reality.
This may bring tension as you attempt to adjust your thinking and behavior patterns. This may be accompanied by restlessness and uncertainty. As much as possible, observe the space between your current behavior and how you would like your behavior to be.
Do not worry about taking action at this time. Observe, contemplate, and prepare for the change without taking action, at least while Venus is retrograde.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015:
With Tuesday’s Moon in Aries, you may notice yourself feeling more competitive and assertive than usual. The Moon in Aries is a good time to look at the area of your life where you need to learn resourcefulness and courage. You may see clearly where you must learn to deeply rely on yourself.
Ask yourself where in your life are you learning to be truly and courageously independent and what is the next step that you must take in that direction?
Venus and Jupiter come together offering you the ability to increase and expand love within your life and your heart. Perhaps, the courage you must develop is the ability to be as vulnerable as necessary in order to fully allow and express love.
Dede's Lily Pad by Deanna Brinkman

Dede’s Lily Pad by Deanna Brinkman

Wednesday, August 5, 2015:
On Wednesday, there may be some struggle as you work with Venus retrograde. Remember, that Venus retrograde moves us to reexamine our personal values, finances, and relationships.
We are working with the cycle between Venus and Saturn. This cycle asks that you structure your love relationships or your finances.
Think about what began in November 2014 and culminated in April 2015.
At this time, you are letting go of some part of what that cycle has manifested as in your life.
No, this does not mean that the relationship has to end or that the financial plan is dead in the water. It does mean that there is some piece of the puzzle that you are working hard to let go of. The process is not easy and due to the retrograde this is not a simple act of letting go.
This energy of releasing spans from July through October. A new cycle and a new beginning of stabilizing relationship and finances will begin in January 2016.
Thursday, August 6, 2015:
Thursday will provide you with a lot to think about. The contemplation of your personal values (courtesy of Venus retrograde) will be heavy on your mind.
Physical energy is strong and stable, you are able to get a great deal of physical work done. The contemplation of your relationships and finances will be greatly supported by physical work or effort.
Keep your mind working as you move energy through your body.
Much of this thinking may not be easy but there is a richness and depth that will bring much needed awareness to how you have been managing your relationships and finances.
Stick with the contemplation and develop keen self-observations.
Today’s Third Quarter Moon in Taurus supports the continued release of those things that are holding you back from your desired path. Are you releasing old self-limiting attitudes and beliefs about relationships and/or finances?
Contemplate release, contemplate security. No action is necessary or advised at this time.
Friday, August 7, 2015:
Following a great deal of heavy, and possibly uncomfortable, contemplations on Wednesday and Thursday, Friday offers the expansion of ideas and new possibilities.
By now, some previously entrenched processes of your mind have been released and you notice yourself less attached to certain beliefs that have held you back.
Now, you are able to begin a new cycle of expanding the direction you allow your mind to go.
The Moon remains in Taurus throughout the day allowing you to maintain emotional stability and reverence in your present circumstances. In order to move forward, it is important to accept and honor what is available exactly where you find yourself. The reality of current circumstances must be loved fully in order to move forward.
West Sky View by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

West Sky View by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

Saturday, August 8, 2015:
By the time you wake up on Saturday morning, the Moon is in Gemini. Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we are certainly at high Summer. The earlier part of this week required much work.
Saturday is a different day indeed! This is the day for a summer party! Coincidentally, it is also my birthday! 
At 7:32 PM EDT, Mars joins the Sun, Jupiter, and Venus in Leo! This is quite a line up of planets in Leo and quite the evening for a party!
This similarly mirrors my chart, in 1955 there were 7 planets lined up in Leo. Perhaps, I should plan that party! Want to join me?
Sunday, August 9, 2015:
Don’t even try to think about work on Sunday. Continue the party from Saturday. Perhaps, you have been able to get away for the whole weekend. On Sunday, you will want to enjoy the company and conversation of others.
The Moon in Gemini forms a sextile to both the Sun and Uranus. Pay attention to all the things that spark your excitement. If you are offered an opportunity that feels invigorating and exciting, go ahead and say yes.
This is a great day to explore new ideas and new people that will bring your life to a new level of open intellectual advancement!
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, August 3, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Pisces) following a trine to Saturn at 4:36 PM EDT, until she enters Aries at 7:24 PM EDT.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Aries) following a trine to Jupiter at 7:30 PM EDT until she enters Taurus at 9:30 PM EDT.
Saturday, August 8, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Taurus) following a sextile to Mars at 12:46 AM EDT until she enters Gemini at 1:40 AM 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 under consideration: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.