Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: December 29, 2014 through January 4, 2015

A Happy New Year Postcard with Three Gnomes (1911)

A Happy New Year Postcard with Three Gnomes (1911)

Welcome the New Year with Great Love & Kindness.


There is no doubt that this is a complex week! We begin the week with assertion and drive, ready to get back to work following the recent holiday.

We understand that it won’t last long as we head toward the New Year Celebration.

Throughout the week we will feel the building pressure as the Capricorn Sun approaches contact with the ongoing Uranus, Pluto Square. We cannot deny the insistence on the change and transformation that bubbles under the surface of every step we take.

By the end of the week we will demand that others see us as we are rather then as they wish us to be!

Where in your life did you begin asserting yourself in the summer of 2013? You have grown a great deal since then in this particular area of your life. Do others see you as clearly as you see yourself?

Both Venus & Mercury enter Aquarius over the upcoming weekend. Our thoughts and personal values are inpatient with conservatism and convention. We are ready to shake off what holds us down, detach from people and situations which hold us back, and move forward into our future.


Monday, December 29, 2014:

You may encounter some deep primal issues in your dreams on Sunday night. But by the time you awake Monday morning it is a new day.

The week between Christmas and New Year’s is often a difficult time to focus, as it feels as though we are simply moving from one party to another. And yet many of us have to work particularly the early days of the week.

Whatever we set out to accomplish on Monday has a good chance of getting done. Our independent nature is strong and we will get our best work done on our own.

Make it a point to get clear early in the day exactly what you want to accomplish. Focus your energy solidly in that direction and you will be surprised at the ease with which you can reach your goal. Make the plan, set your direction, and move forward with confidence and courage.

The Aries Moon becomes VOC* at 7:45 PM EST until the early hours of Tuesday morning. Spend the evening quietly without demands or expectations of the self or others.



Tuesday, December 30, 2014:

Tuesday morning at 5:55 AM EST the Moon enters Taurus. As a day unto itself Tuesday holds simplicity and the possibility of enjoying exactly where you find yourself. Don’t add a lot of complication to this day, allow it to be simple, allow it to be a bit dreamy.

If you are still on ‘Holiday’ enjoy a matinee, meet friends for coffee or a cocktail in the middle of the afternoon. This is a day when you want to feed your senses with good food, beauty, or touch! Get a massage! Pamper yourself and others with loving touch.

As I speak of the simplicity of this day are you are scratching your head? I’m sure you feel the deeper currents shifting and pushing you forward. Our circumstances and our very lives feel uncertain within these powerful currents of change. The simplicity I speak of is very much on the surface! Do enjoy and cultivate that surface simplicity, we all need the rest. Allow the comfort and lack of complication of Taurus to hold you throughout the day.

By the end of the week the Sun (moving through Capricorn) reaches Pluto and Squares Uranus. The exact connection happens on Saturday. The pressure is building now. The intensity of the upcoming weekend and the start of the New Year is clear.

Time in simple pleasures, meditation, and mindful awareness is helpful now.



1920s American Banking Poster, New Year's Day

1920s American Banking Poster

Wednesday, December 31, 2014:

Wednesday is the final day of 2014. This has been a year of great pressure in all of our lives and in the world at large.

Wednesday is not the best day/evening for wild parties. This looks like a day for inward awareness and enjoying the sensual delights of being in this human body.

As the Sun moves ever closer to the Uranus Pluto Square we feel a great deal of pressure in those areas that we still have not made our final break with the past.

As we approach the upcoming weekend anticipate pressure in the areas that your personal life transformation is pushing you into the unknown.

This evening holds energies of overindulgence and possible aggression. Part of you wants to go out and party while an equal part wants to stay home and make love! If you are coupled I can imagine that one of you wants to go dancing while the other wants a quiet night on the couch! We want to be around people expanding our horizons with play; and yet on an emotional level we want to sit on the couch, stay warm, feel sensual pleasures and quiet surroundings. Think about the ways that you can work your life today and into the evening that will satisfy both of these needs.

You may simply want to flip a coin and commit to that direction.



Thursday, January 1, 2015:

Happy New Year!

I don’t actually believe New Year’s Day is any different than any other day. It is a random point in the time measurement system humans have created. Nevertheless, it does present a time that we look to, in our culture, as though it has meaning. We struggle to look back and look forward, see our mistakes and work hard to improve.

“If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.” ~Jack Dixon

As we get a bit deeper into the week things began to get a little more interesting. On Thursday the Moon goes VOC* at 7:19AM EST until 12:09PM EST when she enters Gemini. A slow start to the day is appropriate and brunch with friends would be an ideal way to spend the early afternoon.

In July 2013 a New Cycle began between Mars and Jupiter. This would have begun a push forward of enthusiasm and gaining strength in an idea or a belief. Consider what was growing at that time. What began in your life that expanded your courage, confidence, or strength? Were you developing a philosophy or understanding of your life in a new way? Were you working hard to assert your understanding in some area? The New Cycle that began at that time probably encountered a turning point in early January 2014. At that time what action did you take to push this project forward? Consider those two periods of time (7/2013 & 1/2014), pay attention to how they relate to where you are now. The Cycle that began has now come to full expression. The energy that began then is now releasing its full creative expression. Now you can see what you have built from that beginning; for good or for ill. If you now fully understand and express the idea that began, pat yourself on the back and keep moving forward. If you now see clearly where you have faltered, if the results are not what you wish them to be now is the time to refocus your energies, make the adjustments necessary, and move forward once again.


Women Seated In Cafe/New Years/Illus

Women Seated In Cafe/New Years

Friday, January 2, 2015:

Some of you will have to work on Friday, day two of the New Year, but many will not need to return to work until Monday.

This is not a bad day to work and certainly a pleasant day to find other activities if you do in fact have the day off.

All in all you will likely find this to be a day of great pressure and intensification. Saturday the Sun in Capricorn reaches Conjunction with Pluto and Squares Uranus. The area in your personal life that is demanding change is illuminated and also warmed by the Sun.

With Friday’s Moon in Gemini forming a Sextile to Uranus late in the morning, it is a good idea to be fully conscious of how we speak, what we speak about, and who we are speaking to. There’s great activity within the mind on Friday, intense pressure as we are once again (still) confronted with the powerful pressure of change.

As long as you keep your awareness open and fluid, this could be a fascinating day for social situations, unusual conversations, and expressing ideas that call you toward your ideal future.



Saturday January 3, 2015:

Saturday is an incredibly powerful day. Plan ahead for this day. Don’t let the anxiety and pressure come as a surprise. Any surprises that do come on Saturday please allow conscious awareness to guide your responses. Once again I’m going to ask you to simply think for a moment of the energy created within the square aspect between Uranus and Pluto.

Uranus represents revolutionary change, sudden upheaval, the kind of change that occurs when you see something, and in a flash you know life will never be the same. Pluto represents transformation; there is nothing simple here. This is the kind of transformation that requires digging up and destroying what has been before.

In order for something new to occur the old must be dismantled. If you can imagine the energy that is created when these two planets are in conflict, this is the energy of the Square between Uranus and Pluto. This is the energy that we have been encountering, in waves, since the summer of 2012. On Saturday the Sun shines its light and warmth on the area that holds this tension and demand for transformation. We have no choice but to look clearly in its direction. Allow the warmth of the Sun to show you the light at the end of the tunnel, it is right there! Yes there are steps that must be taken. We each must gather our courage to move toward our fear, which will dissipate as we move through it.

You let us not neglect to mention that the Moon is VOC* from 6:55AM EST until she enters Cancer at 8:08 PM EST.

It is a good idea to keep your plans for the day pretty low-key.

At 9:47AM EST Venus leaves behind the heavy hard work of Capricorn and enters Aquarius. Mercury will follow her tomorrow preparing us for the Suns entrance into Aquarius later this month. Venus in Aquarius brings us a bit of healthy detachment from the intensity of this time and allows us to breath a bit easier.



Sunday January 4, 2015:

Sunday’s Full Moon at 14° Cancer directly following the Suns connection with the Uranus Pluto Square allow us Full Awareness of the depth of our transformation. It is easy for us, in our own little lives, to see the intensity of our own transformation but it is a bit of a stretch to understand the larger picture. I believe this transformation is deeper than any one of our single lives and deeper than the world and cultural events that we see transforming our world. I believe that there is a transformation occurring in the intrinsic nature of the species itself.

If an opportunity arises that could lead to the stabilization or security of your financial situation, your love relationship, or a creative endeavor… take that opportunity and expect to see the results in mid April 2015. (Venus Sextile Saturn)

Postcard of New Year's Eve

Postcard of New Year’s Eve




This week: The VOC* Moon!


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, December 30, 2014 the Moon is VOC* (in Aries) following a Square to Venus at 7:45PM EST and ending on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 5:55AM EST when the Moon enters Taurus.


Thursday, January 1, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Taurus) following a Trine to Venus at 7:19AM EST and ending at 12:09PM EST when the Moon enters Gemini.


Saturday, January 3, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Gemini) following a Trine to Mars at 6:55AM EST and ending at 8:08PM EST when the Moon enters Cancer.


* 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 it’s VOC time, as that aspect holds it’s 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.
*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; times ideally suited for rest and contemplation.

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