Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: February 16, 2015 through February 22, 2015
There is much interesting activity and shifting energies throughout the upcoming week! The Sun enjoys its final days in the sharp, intellectual clarity of Aquarius before entering the watery sensitivity of Pisces on Wednesday evening.
As we move deeper into the week, Mars and Venus are dancing closely together in Pisces. We intuitively understand and work with releasing the expression of desire and beauty that began in April 2013. Perhaps the cycle beginning at that time brought with it a new romantic connection, a new direction in art or expression, or a new focus of our financial concerns (on a personal note, I finally gave up all outside work to focus on my astrology business in April 2013!).

Porto, Portugal by André Burian

Porto, Portugal by André Burian

In the last degrees of Pisces, you can expect this release to bring with it a certain amount of suffering. The process will bring less stress if you can let go of your need to control the opinions of others. If you find yourself in a victim/savior role; step aside and work on building healthy patterns of relating with yourself and others. Maintain an awareness of your patterns of alcohol and drug use.
As Venus and Mars enter Aries (exact on the powerful Aries Point – zero degrees Aries) shortly after midnight on Saturday; watch for the fireworks.
Once the past has been released, you are free to firmly take the reins on a new project, a new relationship, or a new development and focus of your desire. This brings us to a new cycle between Mars and Venus.
Where is Zero Degrees Aries in your personal horoscope? Can you anticipate what this new cycle means regarding your desires, attractions, and deepest values?
Attraction and a powerful pull toward relationship can be very compelling and significant at this time.
By the end of the week, we are immersed in the powerful element of Fire. Remember, Fire moves very quickly, is powerful, enthusiastic, and hot. With the Sun in Pisces approaching Neptune, use this time to work with your meditation practice to keep from being overwhelmed by the passionate energies coursing through our environment.
Monday, February 16, 2015:
The week begins as the serious Capricorn Moon offers us the opportunity to deal with the practical realities of releasing what was once deeply important to us. It is time to approach and/or manage the practical and financial side of dissolving a business or personal partnership.
As you change the entire structure of your life, bring to mind-full consideration to the reality, the finances, and the possessions you want to retain and what you are willing/able to leave behind.
The more you are able to release at this time, the more you will open yourself to the fresh expansive future you are being called to. The Moon is VOC* following an opposition to Jupiter at 8:59 PM EST. Tuesday we will have that VOC* with us throughout the entire day!
Keep your mind awake and aware through daily meditation so you do not miss the breadcrumbs that are there for you to follow. Assist others with awareness and kindness.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015:
Tuesday begins with an opportunity to stabilize our emotional nature in the midst of intense change. The morning would be best spent with organizational focus as we approach uncertainty. The effort put into stabilization will be helpful over the next few weeks.
Tuesday afternoon and evening expect the seriousness of the morning to give way to excitement. We know that no matter what the difficulty, these changes will ultimately breathe new life into every cell of our bodies, minds, and spirits.
Tuesday evening provides an opportunity for socialization. Find folks whose passions and interests align with your own. This community is important to have in place as we reach ever closer to the final culminating aspect of the Uranus Pluto square.
Allow radical change.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015:

Wednesday begins with the Aquarius Moon, having been VOC* since Tuesday at 8:59 PM EST when the Moon opposed Jupiter. This is a helpful aspect to begin such a long VOC* Moon time, allowing us to hold an open and expansive awareness.
As we come ever closer to the Uranus Pluto square, it would be very helpful if we could take advantage of these very long VOC* periods. Life would work better for all of us if we could take Wednesday to simply care for ourselves in whatever way soothes and quiets our spirit.
Femme nue dans un paysage by Pierre Auguste Renoir

Femme nue dans un paysage by Pierre Auguste Renoir

The Aquarius New Moon (6:47 PM EST at the final degree of Aquarius) starts us on a cycle that will potentially bring public awareness or exposure. Your most hidden desires may come to light, or be publicly exposed in a way that changes your perspective. Keep your eyes open and your awareness sharp.
Immediately following the New Moon, she enters Pisces. Two minutes later, the Sun follows the Moon into Pisces. As you head toward sleep on Wednesday night, anticipate powerful dreams and remember them when you awake Thursday morning.
As the Sun enters Pisces, awareness shifts from sharp intellect to deep sensitivity. We become aware of silent secrets and sensitivities in the deepest resources of our souls. The upcoming month brings sensitivity, imagination, and dreams. We go inward, we long for silence to explore what is unseen. It is time to go deep, to see with the inner eye, to accept the ability to feel our way through the world.
Here in the northern hemisphere, we are deep in the coldest part of winter. It comes easily to enjoy an extra glass or two of wine or to seek escape in ways that may be less than healthy. In these cold climates, perhaps some form of escape may be necessary. Make it a healthy one. Explore new kinds of music; explore the benefit of meditation or mysticism.
Thursday, February 19, 2015:
Thursday is the first full day with the Sun in Pisces. With both the Sun and Moon in this watery sensitive sign, you can anticipate a day of working with imagination and fantasy.
With Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus each holding court in a different Fire sign, this influx of sensitive Water energy may feel stressful to manage. You want to take major dramatic action, and yet on the other hand you simply want to dream, lick a few old wounds, and nap! Work on finding a way to manage and balance these energies.
Remember it is you that is on each side of every equation. All kinds of trouble will be created if you project one side onto a friend, child, parent, or partner. If you are acting out drama and heat and your partner is acting out dreamy sensitivity, you can expect that both sides are part of the energy we are all living in. Do not play the blame game.
Be patient and loyal.
At 8:05 AM EST, Mercury sextile Saturn encourages us to look back to the last week of August 2014. What was your most serious consideration at that time?
Now it is time to explore and investigate where you want that path to lead you. A serious decision will need to be made on this issue in mid-March. Now is the time to gather the information to make the appropriate decision and take the appropriate path in mid-March.
At 7:11PM EST, Mars enters Aries, the sign of his ruler-ship where he will remain until March 31st. Utilize this time; much can be accomplished.
Venus will follow Mars into Aries on Friday and we will push forward assertively. If your health has suffered over the past few months, this should help those issues move forward and you should begin to feel much stronger.
Following a sextile to Pluto at 6:02 PM EST, the Moon will be VOC* until Friday evening at 6:12 PM EST when she joins the pack currently gathering in Aries.
Friday, February 20, 2015:
The Moon is VOC* in Pisces for another full day on Friday! This VOC* follows a sextile between the Moon and Pluto on Thursday evening. When a VOC* is preceded by such a powerful and active aspect, we are able to function well on a deep intuitive level. Our emotions and ambition are activated. Hold steady; internal self-work is called for.
At 6:12 PM EST, the Moon follows Mars into Aries and is quickly joined by Venus as she enters Aries at 3:05 PM EST. We now have four planets plus the South Node in Aries, Jupiter in Leo, and Saturn in Sagittarius.
That is a lot of Fire; a lot of assertiveness and aggression. We are being asked to access deep levels of courage.
With the Moon, Venus, and Mars all gathered at 0° Aries, I can’t help recommend that we keep an eye on what is happening in the greater world as well as the aggression in our personal lives.
Be aware of what is public and what is private. Be aware of the energy you may encounter in the public.
With the Sun closing in on Neptune, we may not see reality as clearly as we would like to imagine.
Watch your own internal aggression, work with what is real in your life, and maintain a focus on kindness, compassion, and self-care.
House and Garden of Claude Monet by Claude Monet

House and Garden of Claude Monet by Claude Monet

Saturday February 21, 2015:
I suggest that each of us takes clear responsibility throughout this weekend for our behavior and our tendencies to run roughshod over others.
Don’t play the victim. Don’t leave space to be put in the role of victimizer.
This is an excellent weekend for high physical activity, release anxiety through intense physical drive. However, please be mindful, do not be reckless in the face of physical activities.
On Saturday, the Aries Moon comes in contact with Uranus square Pluto as they come ever closer to their final contact point in March.
Shortly after midnight (technically on Sunday), Venus and Mars connect at 1° Aries. This ends the cycle between them that began in April 2013.
When Venus and Mars come together, our minds turn to relationship as each of these planets play a major role in our most intimate partnerships. Think of Venus softening the energy of Mars while Mars activates the beauty and love of Venus. The fact that this cycle begins at the Aries point suggests that there is something profoundly public within partnership and asserting the self.
We are beginning a new two-year cycle of working within partnership. We are completing a relationship even as we begin a new one, or we are ending one phase of a relationship even as we begin a new phase to the partnership. Approach this with fully open eyes and mindfulness.
The Moon goes VOC* at 7:36 PM EST following a trine to Jupiter. There is nothing to accomplish but plenty of energy to expend. Find a useful and healthy outlet for that energy!
Sunday February 22, 2015:
For Saturday’s post, I talked about the Venus Mars conjunction, which technically happens very early on Sunday morning. As you awake on Sunday, contemplate your relationship status. What is beginning? What is ending? How do these two support each other?
Allow your desire for beauty and harmony to calm the fiery flames of Mars in Aries. Allow those flames of Fire to bring the issue of beauty, love, and harmony out into the world with determination and courage! The Moon is VOC* in Aries throughout the day following the trine to Jupiter on Saturday evening.
You may want to consider Sunday to be a day of play although you must be more cautious than you may like. This is not a quiet day to sit and read a book or watch movies. This is a day to use your body, exert yourself, stretch your boundaries, and continue the process of developing courage in your life.
At 7:28 PM EST, the Moon enters Taurus. We need the bit of calm Taurus may provide! All in all, this has been a very powerful weekend.
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; times 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, February 16, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Capricorn) following a sextile to Mats at 3:17 PM EST and ending at 7:12 PM EST when she enters Aquarius.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Aquarius) following an opposition to Jupiter at 8:59 PM EST and ending on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 6:47 PM EST when she enters Pisces.
Thursday, February 19, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Pisces) following a sextile to Pluto at 6:02 PM EST and ending on Friday, February 20, 2015 at 6:12 PM EST when the Moon enters Aries.
Saturday, February 21, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Aries) following a trine to Jupiter at 7:36 PM EST and ending on Sunday, February 22, 2000 15 at 7:28 PM EST when the Moon enters Taurus.
* 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.