Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: August 31, 2015 through September 6, 2015
How are you feeling as we settle onto the more serious path that the Sun in Virgo has set us on?

Fence by the Water by Laurie Farrington of St. Albans, VT

Fence by the Water by Laurie Farrington of St. Albans, VT

Have you or your children gone back to school? Has your life settled down as you stabilize yourself into more of a routine? Do you see yourself preparing for harvest and the cooler days ahead (in the Northern Hemisphere)? Is this a time of pleasure for you?
Here in Vermont, with our long cold winters, there is much preparation to do. If you want to come help cut, split, and stack wood up here in the north woods, let me know. There is much preparation to ensure my warmth in the coming months. 
Personally, as much as I love the heat of August, I am always ready for the calm that seems to come with the shorter, cooler days.
I like long evenings of slow movies, good friends, and warm soup.
Are you concerned or unclear about the path ahead? Do you know where the coming Spring will find you? Let Astrolore help you understand the upcoming adventure and the path you are on.
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Monday, August 31, 2015:
The week begins with the Moon in Aries. On an emotional level, you may feel strong and able to take on the world. However, you may be a bit overwhelmed by far more ethereal energies. Consider your dreams – the sleeping kind and the wakeful kind.
On Monday, the Sun opposes Neptune. In considering this cycle, think about a seed that you planted in late February of this year. Perhaps, it had its roots within a dream of deep importance. Now, you can see if this was a realistic dream or if it pulled you down a path that has sapped your energies.
That dream has brought you to a sense of enlightenment or on a more negative side, a sense of suffering. The light of clarity shines on the result of the dream. If you find the dream has become a nightmare, it is now your responsibility to re-envision where you find yourself.
Even if it seems the results have all turned to suffering, seek value. You will find it hidden within the beauty that is growing alongside the suffering. Focus there.
“I’m stronger because of the hard times, wiser because of my mistakes, and happier because I have known sadness.” ~ Unknown
Tuesday, September 1, 2015:
Tuesday is a day of powerful energies. Do not take this day lightly. Yes, the sense of suffering or confusion from Monday will ride alongside the powerful forces of the element of Fire. Fire brings enthusiasm and drive. Take action on what needs to be accomplished, stop putting it off! Just do it!
Yellow View by Juliana Harris

Yellow View by Juliana Harris

However, do allow a little space in your daily routines this morning. As much as possible, try to guard against situations that will increase your anxiety.
Following a square to Uranus at 11:38 AM EST, the Aries Moon will be VOC* until Wednesday morning when she will enter Taurus.
You can expect a highly active, somewhat quirky day. Do not expect interactions to be highly significant, but seek out light-hearted friends to spend time with in the evening. This is not the evening to stay home and watch a movie alone.
The energy of Tuesday evening asks you to get out and engage in potentially life changing activities with others. Open your heart and mind to what is possible.
“At any given moment, you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end.” ~ Christine Mason Miller
Wednesday, September 2, 2015:
After the anxiety of Tuesday, Wednesday should feel calm and stable. The Moon is in Taurus bringing stability and the reverence for beauty to the middle of the week. Throughout the day, the Taurus Moon makes lovely aspects to Jupiter, Neptune, and the Sun.
Anticipate being able to see more clearly and understand the confusion and suffering from the past few days. Clarity comes as you stabilize and expand into a deeply spiritual realm of understanding.
Reverence and calm is needed and delivered. Simply open your heart and accept this gift.
“The greatest step toward a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.” ~ Steve Maraboli
Thursday, September 3, 2015:
On Thursday, you will probably be motivated by a desire for comfort and stability. You do not want change or upheaval. Life feels a bit slowed down and you are inclined to resist anything that is unpredictable.
If you can find a steady groove for work, you can get a lot accomplished. Try to find that groove early in the day before you get pulled into a stuck place of laziness. 
The Taurus Moon offers you a great day for harvesting the garden, getting or giving a massage, or making art.
The Moon is exalted in Taurus (just a fancy word meaning she loves being here). This is a day to deeply experience your embodiment. Yes, here you are in a body! Some days it feels as though we are all in our heads… but on Thursday you are fully aware that you have this body to express yourself through.
Treat your body well on Thursday; sink into your body, feel the delights of your senses. Revel in your earthly life, enjoy the sensuality of your body.
“What makes you vulnerable makes you beautiful.” ~ Brene Brown
Friday, September 4, 2015:
Friday holds a very different energy from Thursday. By the time, we are up and moving on Friday morning, the Moon has entered Gemini (6:47AM EST), following a brief VOC* Moon.
There are no major aspects to concern us so we are free to enjoy the simplicity of the energy provided by the Gemini Moon.
Communication, variety, and curiosity are the basic themes of the day. Don’t seek out or expect depth or intensity in your communications, stick with the light, breezy, and friendly.
As the Gemini Moon trines Mercury, this evening you may notice how easy it is to say what you are thinking. If you have a writing project (are you writing a book or a blog?) this will be the perfect time to get a lot done quickly!
If you find yourself in the spotlight, you will know what to say.
“If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your path.” ~ Buddha
Gorgeous Tree by the Water by Laurie Farrington of St. Albans, VT

Gorgeous Tree by the Water by Laurie Farrington of St. Albans, VT

Saturday, September 5, 2015:
Here, we are looking forward to yet another weekend. Make a plan; this weekend is a powerhouse (definition: a person or thing of great energy, strength, or power)!
What will you do to harness the power of this day?
Consider first that the Moon will be in Gemini so all that we talked about for Friday will hold true here as well. You will have the energy of curiosity and lightheartedness to share with others.
The energy of most significance is the trine made by the Sun to Pluto, the planet of empowerment and transformation. In looking at the full cycle, let us go back to the birth of the cycle on January 3, 2015.
What empowerment was born at that time? In early April, there was a push forward on that issue and in early July the full empowerment was expressed.
Now, the energy is flowing freely, whatever transformation and learning you encountered from the first stages of the cycle is now flowing outward. Offer your ability to bring empowerment to others through your teaching. Keep your eyes open and you will see the opportunity offered.
Remember; this is a day when your words are a gift; the awareness you are able to bring to others can open minds and change lives. As we learn, we teach. You will teach best that which you most need to learn.
“A diamond is just a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well.” ~ Unknown
Sunday, September 6, 2015:
Oh, Thank Goodness!
I am deeply grateful to see that Venus turns direct on Sunday! This is the day to sit and contemplate what you have learned over these past long weeks (since July 25th) of evaluating your deepest values of love and resources.
Has your relationship survived?
Has your bank account survived?
Have you come up with new ways to work with your own deepest values?
Have you learned what is truly important to you?
The next few weeks will be spent assimilating what you have learned, what you have seen that can’t be unseen, and what changes you now understand must be made.
The Moon enters Cancer at 12:40 PM EST bringing our emotions close to the surface. The restlessness of the Gemini Moon of the past few days has given way to the need for domestic security.
You long for the feeling of belonging and safety. You will want to stay close to home, connecting with your closest loved ones.
Show love freely.
“The greatest potential we have for opening our hearts lies in the opening of our minds.” ~ Vironika Tugaleva
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 31, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Pisces) following a trine to Saturn at 1:54 AM EST, until she enters Aries at 3:33 AM EST.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Aries) following a conjunction to Uranus at 11:38 AM EST, until she enters Taurus at 4:01 AM EST on Wednesday September 2, 2015.
Friday, September 4, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Taurus) following an opposition to Saturn at 5:21 AM EST, until she enters Gemini at 6:47 AM EST.
Saturday, September 5, the Moon is VOC* (in Gemini) following a sextile to Uranus at 6:04 PM EST until she enters Cancer on Sunday September 6, 2015 at 12:40 PM EST.
* 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.